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Phishing fraudsters have latched on to a new target, with attacks designed to gain compromised access to frequent flyer accounts. The well-established class of scam, which normally involves attempts to trick victims into handing over online banking login credentials to a bogus site, often as part of a supposed security check, …

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Headmaster

Feh that's nothing

Have you actually TRIED to use your airline miles lately? The/taxes/other B.S. cost MORE in some cases than the damn ticket would.

This isn't a scam -- it's how the airlines are dumping their huge financial liability of FF miles.

They've probably paid the fuckers to do the attacks !

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Anonymous Coward

"likely to be using a fake ID to travel"

So what's the point in requiring ID to travel then? Only catching law-abiding people and the cheapskates that couldn't afford a good enough quality fake?

This is a question I feel isn't asked often enough. Why are these security measures implemented and how are they going to help against people that can't be expected to abide by them? Is the price for those that will abide even worth it? Even biometrics is the short-sighted "I don't want to think about it" answer, for once you do you might notice that there's serious drawbacks for those willing to follow the rules, and lots of new ways for those that don't mind breaking rules to slip through the mazes.

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