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Topic # 146645 24-May-2014 20:03
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This is a new one to me.
We were phoned by a man who said he was calling from Air New Zealand. He told us that Air NZ were offering us a 10 day holiday in Thailand for 2 adults and 2 children for $999 which was a discount of $2500. When my wife said we had three children, he responded that the extra child would be only $150. He checked that we had a credit card.
He also said it was an exclusive offer which we wouldn't see if we checked the website, and was only available if we accepted it there and then.
It seemed to good to be true.

Anyone else had this?
I've submitted a 'question' on the Air New Zealand website. Hopefully someone reads it.

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  Reply # 1052484 24-May-2014 20:12
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Yep. It is a scam. There is a note on the Air NZ social network website about it below. It does say the calls are automated so it does sound like yours is a bit different.

Cheers, Matt.

http://theflyingsocialnetwork.com/site/article/warning-regard-fraudulent-phone-calls

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Air New Zealand has been contacted by a number of people who have received automated phone calls purporting to be from Air New Zealand offering significant credits to be redeemed on future Air New Zealand bookings.

 

We can confirm that these calls are not from Air New Zealand.  Air New Zealand does not use automated outbound calling systems. When contacting customers by telephone our consultants will always call directly.

 

Given Air New Zealand transports around 13 million people domestically and internationally every year there is a high probability that those contacted will have travelled with us in the recent past however any connection is purely coincidental.  Fraudsters have a number of ways to obtain people’s information, some as simple as looking through a phone book.

 

If you receive a phone call from an automated system claiming to be Air New Zealand we strongly advise that you do not provide any personal details and simply hang up.




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  Reply # 1052487 24-May-2014 20:20
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Not to mention Air NZ doesn't even fly to Thailand.



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1052490 24-May-2014 20:22
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Skolink: This is a new one to me.
We were phoned by a man who said he was calling from Air New Zealand. He told us that Air NZ were offering us a 10 day holiday in Thailand for 2 adults and 2 children for $999 which was a discount of $2500. When my wife said we had three children, he responded that the extra child would be only $150. He checked that we had a credit card.
He also said it was an exclusive offer which we wouldn't see if we checked the website, and was only available if we accepted it there and then.
It seemed to good to be true.

Anyone else had this?
I've submitted a 'question' on the Air New Zealand website. Hopefully someone reads it.


Family holiday with children to an unstable country that just went through a military takeover and a curfew is in place? 

Wouldn't go with children even if it were free. 

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  Reply # 1052565 24-May-2014 22:38
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I got a robocall a couple of days ago. Woman saying she was calling from AirNZ and that because I had flown with them recently (I haven't) I had won $999. I didn't listen to the entire recording.

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  Reply # 1052693 25-May-2014 10:31
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Just another con to harvest people's credit card numbers.




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  Reply # 1054810 28-May-2014 09:41
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luckysurprise: I got a robocall a couple of days ago. Woman saying she was calling from AirNZ and that because I had flown with them recently (I haven't) I had won $999. I didn't listen to the entire recording.


Had the same call yesterday - thick Australian accent too - most unpleasant ;)

Strange they submitted a caller ID to 0016879552898

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  Reply # 1055068 28-May-2014 13:50
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Yeah, me too .... about 4:30pm yesterday an obvious auto-dialled call saying I'd "been specially selected to get $999" from Air NZ.  Asked me to press1 if I wanted to "claim my prize", which I did .... line was silent then went dead/beep, beep, beep after about 30 seconds.

No mention of country or holiday etc.

Immediately went to Air NZ site and found their statement regarding this scam.

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  Reply # 1055345 28-May-2014 18:59
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I got one of these calls on Monday about an hour after I had book a Air NZ flight.  Thought it may have been genuine for  that reason  but decided against it..  I would have assumed if it was genuine it would have been a local voice without  VOIP type call noise in the back ground..




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