What to look for if you suspect you've received a scam email, phone or social media post from Qantas.
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From time to time we are made aware of email scams and social media posts that claim to be authentic Qantas communications. These may ask customers to visit an external site and download a file or confirm customer details.
We will never ask customers to click a link to download a file about bookings from a website, including our own. We send important documents that relate to your booking as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files that you can download directly.
Below are some examples of scams that have recently been sent out to customers. If you receive one of these emails we recommend you delete it immediately and do not open it or download the attachment.
You can also refer to our FAQs:
You can easily identify this as a scam by the following details:
- There is no reference to the customer name, booking reference or itinerary details.
- The details show incorrect amounts paid for seat selection.
- We never send file attachments with seat selection fee receipts.
How to recognise an official Qantas e-ticket and itinerary:
- Emails will have a PDF attachment, never a .zip file.
- Your booking reference and travel itinerary will be included.
- Our emails will come from a qantas.com.au email address.
We are aware some customers are receiving emails that appear to be from Qantas, suggesting they have a chance at winning 1 of 100 ‘Golden Tickets’.
These emails are not genuine and encourage customers to click on a link which requests personal frequent flyer information.
We advise recipients not to click on the link and not to provide any personal information in response.
Unfortunately, scammers can spoof their email display name which makes it confusing for the recipient to recognise when a legitimate email has been received and when it is a phish (scam). These emails – because of the email display name – can then be grouped with genuine emails sent by Qantas.
We’ve so far identified emails with the following subjects as belonging to this phishing (scam) campaign:
- “Amazing Christmas Giveaway at Qantas”
- “Qantas Anniversary Celebration Giveaway”
Sometimes fake Qantas Facebook pages will make offers to the general public. Please disregard any offers or posts shared by these pages. We work with Facebook to ensure these pages and content are removed as quickly as possible. There is only one official Qantas Facebook page.
For more information about how you to protect yourself online, visit Stay Smart Online, an Australian Government website.
We are aware that some customers are receiving automated phone calls purporting to be from Qantas. These calls are not from us, and can easily be identified as unauthentic. Qantas consultants will always call customers directly to discuss their bookings and do not use an automated phone system when contacting customers proactively.
Recipients are advised not to provide personal details or respond to the automated prompts.
Scammers use a range of mechanisms, including "harvesting" programs that scour numerous sources on the Internet, to look for customer information. It is also often the case that the recipients of the scam are not customers of the company purporting to make the phone call - which is why individuals who are not necessarily Qantas customers might have also received a phone call.
You can report a scam and find more information at SCAMwatch.
We are aware some customers are receiving text messages that appear to be from Qantas, suggesting they have won a ‘mystery box’ prize.
These messages are not genuine and encourage customers to click on a link which requests personal information.
We advise recipients not to click on the link and not to provide any personal information in a response.
Unfortunately scammers can change sender ID names which makes it confusing for the recipient to recognise when a legitimate message has been sent and when it is a scam. These messages – because of the sender ID name – can then be grouped with genuine messages with Qantas.