WestJet warns customers to beware Mexican trip scam

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WestJet warns customers to beware Mexican trip scam

Unread post by bimjim » Sat Nov 29, 2014

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WestJet warns customers to beware Mexican trip scam
Burlington Post
28 November, 2014

A Canadian airline says it is a victim in an ongoing telephone scam that has plagued it and other prominent Canadian brands.

WestJet says that for several years telemarketers purporting to be from WestJet and other Canadian companies have called random telephone numbers across the country in an effort to sell potentially questionable holiday packages to Mexico.

WestJet officials say the scammers mask the real number they are calling from with a more familiar phone number from local area codes to increase the likelihood a person will answer the phone.

The company names given by the callers have been Luxury Getaway Group, Caribbean Sun Trips, Caribbean Sun Group and Global Group Travel.

WestJet says is not connected to any of those companies. It added that it does not use telemarketers or make telemarketing phone calls, nor does it share guests’ private information with third parties for the purposes of telemarketing.

WestJet has raised the issue with various government agencies in Canada and in Mexico and will report any updates to the public.

In the meantime, Canadians can report these phone calls and other potentially fraudulent activity to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifr ... index.html or by calling 1-888-495-8501.

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