Travelers should be wary with upcoming vacation plans
about what experts say is the latest twist in identity theft scams -
stealing your frequent flyer miles.
numbers and passwords must be provided and a security question must be
answered to access an account. Tim Armstrong, a computer security expert
at Kaspersky Lab, told CBS Chicago that
cyber crooks can obtain this information by emailing someone a trip
confirmation or a special offer, and asking them to enter their frequent
"A sense of urgency is important, and that'll
make people log in to those sites and give up their details," Armstrong
said. "They can use these schemes to collect people's miles, to buy
tickets, and then resell those tickets to third parties. And they'll
collect money that way."