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Beware fake IATA emails

[ April 30, 2012   //   ]

Fake emails from fraudsters posing as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and are being sent to freight forwarding companies worldwide.

One example is headed:  ‘IATA OUTSTANDING INVOICE’ and the text states: ‘There are some outstanding debt your company needs to pay  International Air Transport Association (IATA), Kindly check your record/file and get back to us for payment procedure. Failure to read from your company for action may lead to sanctions taken.’

“Most of the messages bear the usual tell tale signs of a scam such as an address for IATA @gmail or @yahoo, however, some of the more deceptive scammers have managed to replicate @iata.org into the email suffix.

The only payments to IATA should be via a CASS account and unsubstantiated emails should be deleted immediately.

 

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