May 29, 2014 7:03 pm
Updated: May 29, 2014 9:59 pm

Don’t be fooled by phone scam, warns Edmonton International Airport

Passengers at the Edmonton International Airport Monday, December 23, 2013.

Dave Carels, Global News

EDMONTON – Officials with the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) issued a warning Thursday about an autodial scam offering a free flight.

“Attention EIA customers! There is an autodial phone scam claiming to be working for EIA,” read a message on its Facebook page.

“EIA never uses auto dialing. Do not give out any personal information.”

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According to those who’ve received it, the call plays a recording stating it’s from the Edmonton International Airport, and that their number has been selected to win $999 towards their next trip. The recording asks the person to ‘press 2’ in order to provide additional information to collect the money.

The EIA has heard a number of reports that people have been called, thanked for travelling with EIA, and promised a travel voucher pass.

“That’s a bit concerning because we have no affiliation, no association with any such contest or promotion. It’s not something that Edmonton Airports is operating,” says Heather Hamilton, director of communications with Edmonton Airports.

The airport was alerted to the scam at the information booth and through social media.

The EIA is assuring people it is not behind the calls.




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