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WestJet warns the public about national telephone scam
Canada NewsWire

Airline does not use telemarketers or share guests' personal information

CALGARY, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - WestJet is today warning the public of a scam being perpetrated by fraud artists trying to obtain credit card information. The scam is occurring nationally via telephone whereby callers pose as WestJet or other reputable companies.

Although there are variations to this scam, fraudsters are randomly calling people to say that they are eligible to win a prize, but will have to purchase a product or send money to receive it. Credit card information is usually requested.

WestJet does not engage in telephone marketing or share guests' personal information with third parties for use in telephone marketing. Those responsible for this fraud are calling telephone numbers they have selected at random.

"We want the public to know that these callers do not represent WestJet," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Sales. "It's extremely unfortunate that some people in society prey off others, but this is nothing more than a scam and we want Canadians to know that."

For more information on this and other scams, visit PhoneBusters at Anyone receiving one of these calls should hang up immediately and call 1-888-495-8501 or email to report it.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 90 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft through 2017, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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