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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:12 PM

Anyone else get a scam letter from "Delta" "skyrewards"

written by a non-existent vice-president named Marci Nye?

She informs us that we've qualified for an award of two free airplane tickets worth up to $1300. I'm not even going to call the number.

For one thing, the red triangle logo at the top doesn't match the Delta Airline's logo. For another, googling didn't show me any "Marci Nye" at Delta, or a vice-president of anything.

Always be careful when someone offers you something free for no good reason. It's usually a scam.

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Reply Anyone else get a scam letter from "Delta" "skyrewards" (Original post)
pnwmom Sep 2013 OP
Phentex Sep 2013 #1
pnwmom Sep 2013 #2
Phentex Sep 2013 #3
Xyzse Sep 2013 #4
HeiressofBickworth Sep 2013 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2013 #6
pnwmom Sep 2013 #7
IronGrl Sep 2013 #8
pnwmom Sep 2013 #9
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #11
MWest47 Sep 2013 #12
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #13
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #14
pnwmom Sep 2013 #16
MH1 Nov 2013 #36
Xipe Totec Nov 2013 #38
Agschmid Sep 2013 #10
RiffRandell Sep 2013 #15
David_ness Oct 2013 #17
pnwmom Oct 2013 #18
Art_from_Ark Oct 2013 #19
Dash87 Oct 2013 #20
distantearlywarning Oct 2013 #21
David_ness Oct 2013 #24
HappyMe Oct 2013 #22
RebelOne Oct 2013 #23
Jimh77 Oct 2013 #25
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #26
El Supremo Oct 2013 #27
Incitatus Oct 2013 #28
92807 Oct 2013 #29
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #30
pnwmom Oct 2013 #31
TrogL Oct 2013 #32
blkMtnRbl Nov 2013 #33
In_The_Wind Nov 2013 #34
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #35
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #37

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:32 PM

1. True but even the legit ones can be a hassle...

Delta and Amex finally gave up the ghost on the companion ticket scam. They made the vouchers nearly impossible to use without extra fees and they put ridiculous expiration dates on them. When they ended the program, they claimed not very many people were taking advantage of it. Wonder why?

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Response to Phentex (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:34 PM

2. You're right. Even the real ones are often basically worthless. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:37 PM

3. Yet

somebody must fall for it!

Well, I had a nephew take one of those FREE cruises, lol. Turns out everything that wasn't included was extremely expensive. My econ teacher was right: there's no such thing as a free lunch.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:43 PM

4. Delta Sucks

That is the one that changed my flight multiple times and made me unable to get to my destination.
Never had anything that crazy before.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 09:35 PM

5. Must be a new group of scammers

The one I got in the mail was US Airlines with the same phony "you've been selected" shit. I thought scammers gave up snail mail in favor of the internet and emails due to lower overhead costs.

I didn't have to think twice about its lack of authenticity -- phony-looking stationery, no prior connection to "US Airlines" (or any other airline - I don't fly), and the fact that when I worked in the legal department of an engineering company, all suspicious letters and emails were sent to me to verify. They were all fake and after a year of researching them (on and off) I advised the engineers to just dispose of them. So I took my own advice and tossed it.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 11:13 PM

6. Delta's frequent flyer program is called "Skymiles" and not "skyrewards."

This is probably a phishing scam to get people's credit card information.

Also, I'm a Delta retiree and can still access the employee website, so I took a look and couldn't find any vice presidents named Marci anything.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 11:18 PM

7. That's what I'm guessing. I showed it to my son as an example of what not to fall for. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2013, 02:17 AM

8. "DELTA SKYREWARDS" SCAM Letter

I got the same letter today. The Delta symbol is wrong on the letterhead and the company named on the letterhead is Delta Skyrewards without any mailing information on the letterhead. This company doesn't exist and there's no Marci Nye, Vice President as noted in the closing signature. The letter came in an envelope without a return address and handwritten. Looks like a complete scam. It claims they've attempted to contact us several times and we now have 2 days to respond to the letter or we lose 2 roundtrip airline tickets valued up to $1,229.00 (Certain Restrictions apply). The phone # listed is 1-866-981-5907.

BEWARE!!!

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Response to IronGrl (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 12, 2013, 02:18 AM

9. Yup. That's exactly what I got. This came after several post cards that we'd ignored.

Welcome to DU, IronGrl!

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Response to IronGrl (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 12, 2013, 11:14 AM

11. Thank you and welcome to DU

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Response to IronGrl (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 07:43 AM

12. SkyRewards

I received a version of this letter yesterday. It was postmarked from Phoenix, with no return address and was addressed by hand. It read pretty much the same as your except the phone number was 1-866-996-3351 and the Vice President was Dina Kale.
I wonder how many people respond to these?

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Response to MWest47 (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 11:08 AM

13. Welcome to DU

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Response to MWest47 (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 12:05 AM

14. Welcome to DU

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Response to MWest47 (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 01:10 AM

16. I hope people don't bite, but I'm afraid they do. Welcome to DU!

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Response to IronGrl (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 09:52 PM

36. I got a "US Airlines" letter of similar ilk not too long ago.

It was pretty obviously a scam.

But I bet some people do get taken in by this shit.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 12:13 PM

38. It was tempting I tell you.

Especially after the fourth letter.

It expired unused.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2013, 10:38 AM

10. Same as this...

http://elliott.org/blog/is-this-a-scam-us-airlines-is-offering-me-two-roundtrip-airline-tickets/

The offer looked legit to Richard Clarke — well, almost.

There was the company — “US Airlines” — and the familiar logo. The offer appeared to be pretty realistic, too. It informed him he’d won “2 roundtrip tickets” worth $1,298.

It was postmarked in Phoenix, Ariz., which is where an airline with a similar name is based.

But he’s skeptical. “Is this a scam?” he asked me.

If you look closely you’ll spot a few red flags flapping in the wind.

• There is no airline called US Airlines. There is a US Airways based in the Phoenix area.

• The logo is nowhere close to US Airways’ logo, but it looks like an airline logo.

• The sales verbiage is scammy.




* I did not watch the whole video it could get crazy, if it does let me know and I can remove it.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 12:50 AM

15. Anything that is "free" these days is complete bullshit.

And has been for a long time.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 01:53 AM

17. Its actually a bait to herd you into a high pitched Travel Club Sales Presentation

This is one of those travel club membership marketing gimmicks. The offer is conditional. You have to attend a scam sales presentation running into hours, together with your partner. So that one can be played against the other! You have to have a major credit card (so that you could be charged a large amount for the club!)

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Response to David_ness (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 02:03 AM

18. I figured it was something like that. Decades ago

my husband and I fell for some stupid sales pitch (we attended but didn't buy), and we learned our lesson. Never again.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to David_ness (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 04:11 AM

19. I went to a sales pitch for a major hotel chain once

It was in a, um, famous desert resort, and someone offered me a $15 coupon for a local grocery store to listen to a pitch about some sort of "great" hotel offer. "Do you like to travel? Do you like to stay in fine hotels? Do you like to get big discounts for rental cars and other amenities? Join our club and you can have all that!" Finally, it came around to talking about the cost-- "Thirty-seven fifty!" "Thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents?" I thought. "Sounds like a good deal". However, when they said "Thirty-seven fifty", they meant $3,750

At least I got to keep the coupon

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 08:59 AM

20. Yeah I got that. Mine was from "US Airlines."

It was the same thing - free tickets. I knew instantly it was a scam.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:31 PM

21. Really funny!

I just got something about this in the mail yesterday, and put it into a search engine to see if it was a scam, and lo and behold the first thing that came up was this thread on DU!

Mine looked like a check for $1800, but on closer examination it said it was a voucher and I had to call a number. It was signed by a "Dina" Somebody (but not the last name listed up thread).

The logo looked just like Delta Sky Miles (which I actually am a member of), but there is no such thing as "Sky Rewards".

After reading this thread, I tore it up and threw it in the round file. Who sends scams via snail mail anymore? I thought that went out with the Nigerian dodo.

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Response to distantearlywarning (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 01:22 AM

24. Great Work!

Great Work! Such deceptive marketing material deserves to be treated the way you did.

Except that the poor bird dodo was a native of Mauritius!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:47 PM

22. I always throw crap like that out right away.

Nobody gives anything away completely free.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:56 PM

23. Me too. I delete, delete, delete all those junk mails n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 07:27 PM

25. Received the letter today

Got mine today, written by Aubrey Kholer vice president. Right, 2 free tickets to anywhere in the Continental US.

Like I'm really going to believe this one like all the other offers I receive.

Nothing is free folks, there just are no free rides!!

Don't believe anything you receive in the mail or you inbox.

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Response to Jimh77 (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 07:31 PM

26. welcome to DU

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 07:57 PM

27. Yup. I got one last week.

Looked fake. So I tossed it.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 08:24 PM

28. I got one months ago.

I threw it away.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:18 AM

29. pay back is a bitch

knowing full well this was a scam i called so i could actually speak to some piece of sh*t that works for a company like that. after sharing my opinion of his manhood and a few other descriptive terms, i decided to file a complaint with the ftc. occassionally, complaints make a difference. regardless, it felt good to unload on a worthless piece of crap after a hard stressful day at a real job.

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Response to 92807 (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:24 AM

30. welcome to DU

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Response to 92807 (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:52 AM

31. Good for you, 92807! And welcome to DU!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 05:44 PM

32. My bank uses fictitious people

You'll get a notification in somebody's name. When you phone to enquire, they know exactly how to route your call. They admit up front the guy doesn't actually exist.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 01:07 PM

33. delta skyrewards scam

Yup.

1-888-964-6797

Candace Hughes this time.

I guess there was a regime change in the Vice Presidency.

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Response to blkMtnRbl (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 01:13 PM

34. Hello ~ blkMtnRbl



They send me a letter about two months ago. I quickly dropped it in the circular file.

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Response to blkMtnRbl (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 09:14 PM

35. welcome to DU

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Response to blkMtnRbl (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 11:06 AM

37. welcome to DU

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