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IATA warns of trickery through fraudulent emails

November 2, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Fraudsters posing as IATA are targeting travel organisations, agents and other industry stakeholders with the intention of extorting money.

Email is one of the most frequent fraud techniques and some of the addresses are very plausible. IATA has issued a list of addresses that should set alarm bells ringing immediately.

IATA advises that it uses “a sophisticated strategy and tools to prevent fraud attacks”, but it warns that fraudsters still find ways to bypass the best efforts.

“To help mitigate fraudulent activities, it is important that IATA stakeholders understand how to identify fraud so it can be reported to IATA’s fraud prevention team,” the airline body states.

It advises anyone suspecting fraud to report the problem to

The latest fraudulent activity uses the extensions “” or “”

In addition, IATA says fraudulent e-mails using the following domains have been targeting stakeholders across all regions: reply to reply to

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IATA advises recipients not to respond to messages originating from these domains, delete them and report any further activities to

Also note that IATA never communicates via these domains:,,,, or

IATA advises that stakeholders have experienced the following types of email fraud:

Phishing: emails purporting to be from legitimate organizations asking individuals to reveal confidential information such as passwords and bank details

Spoofing: Email addresses disguised as IATA domains (such as to hide sender address

Recurrent fraudulent email domains

Below is a list of current scams. IATA advises recipients to ignore and delete messages from these addresses: reply to reply to reply to account@iatacollections

Edited by Peter Needham

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