The Spam Report: Day #243: Print your airline tickets

I present to you today another example of how we can fight back against the spam/scam out there. Every day, I’m heartened to hear of another consumer who took the step to verify, to check something out, so as not to be scammed.

Thanks to Mary Lou R. who sent this in today.

I’ll simply quote her and allow her to debunk this for you.

“This was received in our email account today. We called Southwest Airlines and they informed us this was “spam”.

We feared that someone had used our credit card to purchase airline tickets.

You will notice, though, when you scroll down…some sort of a rant.

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Mary Lou took control and did not allow herself to be victimized. We can all learn a lesson from that when it comes to spam/scam… and I will say, the rant below that she mentioned, which might be part of a different spam/scam email, is kind of funny while having nothing at all to do with Southwest Airlines.

Remember, we never click on emailed links from people we don’t know. That can only lead to problems.

Take care and just hit delete.


From: “Flight change”
Date: November 5, 2014 at 10:51:43 AM CST
Subject: Print your Southwest airline tickets here

Boarding Time Update FOR Mary Lou R.

Your trip itinerary has changed and needs your confirmation

///////////// Wednesday, November 5, 2014 /////////////


Please confirm changes to your boarding time for Locator # 308503679-XSWE2


Your itinerary is as follows:

Traveler 1                Mlreisch
Airline Ticket Number:            308503679 – Electronic
Seat preference:            Any Seat
Meal (if available):            Standard
Requests for disabled travelers:    Notice to airline of the ticket number

Second passenger info needs to be inputted here:


Here is your checklist for travel – confirm you’ve done all the steps:

Happy Holidays,
Betsy F.
SW Agent

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enemy after which they lost ground in every quarter. Their main body was prevented from advancing by our army which daily augmented by great numbers who voluntarily took the field. Large divisions of the enemy’s army were attacked and repulsed and the whole soon after fell into the hands of our brave General and his troops.

            When the news of this capture reached Europe it filled the minds of our enemies with whom they are indebted for the blessings they enjoy they could not but feel highly grateful to him. A grateful mind must always be acceptable to God all therefore should be solicitous that their mind be thus disposed and if they are truly grateful to him they cannot but be ready to offer him a tribute of praise and to conduct in such a manner as to glorify him.To live as God requires is the most substantial praise that men can pay him. This shows that they have a proper sense of their obligations to him and are studious to glorify him: All 

At 32,000 feet, somewhere over Arkansas, Southwest Airlines allowed a rare, in-flight wedding for two loyal customers.

“How many of you thought you were going to a wedding today?,” asked Ana Schwager, Southwest employee, over the intercom of Flight 4058 as the airliner soared west.

Not long after climbing out of Nashville on Sunday afternoon, a 4-year-old flower girl named Sydney passed out peanuts on the crowded Dallas-bound jet.

Moments later, as music played, Dottie Coven danced down the aisle in her white wedding dress and veil to marry Keith Stewart.

“A lot of things around flying tend to not be fun,” she said. “Let’s make it fun again!”

“We are gathered here today – whether you intended to or not – to celebrate the wedding of Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart,” said the officiant.

to shine upon us—hath made a way for our escape and hath granted us salvation let us be grateful to him—let us show our gratitude by offering him sacrifices of thanksgiving—let us bring our victims for this purpose to the altar and there keep them bound ready to be offered to God to show our gratefulness and the joy of our hearts. Such was the exhortation of David to the people of Israel when God had showed peculiar favors to him and them and in similar circumstances a people at this day should consider the exhortation as directed to them. And in treating upon