Expediamail.com

UPDATE 2: It turns out to appear that Expediamail.com is actually legit. That’s crazy. Apparently a number of coincidences occurred at the same time which made it appear that clicking on the link hosed my computer.

The phukking phishing phags at Expediamail.com got me. At least in the sense that they tricked me into trying to check out my itinerary for my upcoming trip to Las Vegas for next February’s SHOT Show.

They already had my name, my email, my destination, and the dates of my trip. They sent two emails as I had booked two separate “trips” with hotel separate from flight. The links invited me to check my updated travel itineraries. And I totally fell for it.

Fortunately, I don’t think they got anything new from me as I had not actually created an Expedia account when I booked my trip. So I think I’m okay.

It was the best looking scam I’ve seen, and the sites it linked to were top-notch. Jerks.

So beware of Expediamail.com. I can see how folks with Expedia accounts would easily be tricked into logging in, potentially exposing all sorts of useful info to these losers.

And if you’re going to be at the SHOT Show, drop me a line.

UPDATE: I started having issues even reaching the real Expedia site shortly after this. I had problems with two computers where I had played the dumb Expediamail game, but no problems with other computers. Deleting all the Expedia cookies seems to have cleared it up.

Comments

  1. I’m glad you were not scammed by expediamail. Be also careful with EXPEDIA.COM. I was one of their victims that they failed miserabley in their attempt to scam. Read more cases at : http://www.expedianews.com (click on my name or URL to read my case) Good luck

  2. I have just recently had annoying spam e-mail… always had some spam, but not on this level. They have now figured out that they can imitate my e-mail address to send out junk mail to random accounts (mainly accounts that don’t work). Then I get to enjoy, nay, reap the benefits of spam e-mails that get sent to me via the auto-emailing systems of multitudes of other people that kindly inform me that the e-mail account does not exist and that I should go out and buy something to increase my supposedly shrivelled manhood. Plus I’m sure I now have my account blocked by some poorer spam e-mail systems that don’t figure it’s about what IP address it comes from. Enough of the rant – I just hope you guys don’t get annoyed by this new type of spam.

  3. I received the same e-mail from Expediamail, and after seeing this site, I pasted the ‘phishing’ e-mail into a note directly to Expedia.ca about it using the ‘Customer Support’ link at the top left where you log in. Within 12 hours, I had this reply from them: ============================= Dear Mr. ______: Thank you for contacting Expedia.ca! The email that you received is not a scam, so please do not ignore it. Follow the link provided that will give you the instructions on how to redeem your voucher. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. Our Customer Support Representatives are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thank you for choosing Expedia.ca! Customer Support Team 1-888-EXPEDIA (1-888-397-3342) Expedia.ca

  4. I was curious if the email I received was a scam, but no it is not, and I now have a $50 credit to my expedia account. The email came from expediamail.com, and it is the real thing. Kind of silly for them to use an email that causes such suspicion, maybe they should rethink it. FYI – So far all my dealings with Expedia have been positive.