American Airlines Email Scam

As the year is about to end, I received two emails saying that they were from American Airlines and I should printout the enclosed ticket. As I have no travel plans, it seemed obvious that these were scam emails. The attachments on both are zip files and probably include something to attack my computer. The message from one of them follows. I did a Google search and came up with a couple of other sites warning about these emails, including American Airlines itself. The links to some of these also follow. As usual, your best response is to not open the attachment and delete the emails, as I did.

Be careful and watch out for problem emails.

Email contents:
From: “American Airlines”
Subject: Your order has been completed
Dear Customer,

ELECTRONIC 702697058
DATE & TIME / JANUARY 24, 2012, 10:14 AM
ARRIVING / Detroit

Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan document.
You can print your ticket.

Thank you for your attention.
American Airlines.

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