Fraudsters are unusually active during holiday weekends. Current phishing emails (see below) entice the reader to open an attachment. You may believe it is real, but it is not! Advise everyone who has access to the GDS not to open attachments or log into the GDS through an email. Fraudsters may also contact you or your independent contractors (ICs) right before closing with stories of why they need last-minute tickets for relatives to fly same day/next day. These fraudsters will use compromised credit cards to purchase tickets – consider inviting callers to come to the agency with the credit card or declining the last-minute sale.
Example of a current phishing email enticing the reader to open an attachment.
Malware, Spyware and Viruses change all the time so you need to implement appropriate and updated procedures and systems to prevent unauthorized access to your PCs and Networks.
What should you do now?
What should you do during the upcoming holiday weekend?
If you believe you have received a phishing email, please forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: possible phishing email.
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