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Victoria Airport Authority Issues Warning about Telephone Scam
Jun 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) is warning airport customers and local residents about a scam involving phone calls from people claiming to be from the Victoria International Airport.
The scammers will call you and identify themselves as being representatives of the Victoria International Airport and say that you have won up to a $1000.00 towards your next trip. You simply only need to meet a couple of eligibility requirements and then you’re asked for personal financial information.
Please do not give out any personal information. We are investigating to see if we have any other options than to make this public warning however, it appears that we are not the only Canadian airport being affected and there is not much we can do to stop it. Most important to note is that the VAA would never solicit any of our customers in this way or ever request any confidential information.
About Victoria International Airport
Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with over 1.5 million passengers per year. Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights throughout North America and was most recently rated among the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNNGo and named the 2012 Best Regional Airport in North America by Airports Council International.
Media contact Victoria International Airport:
Terry Stewart, Director Marketing and Community Relations