WestJet is warning Canadians about a number of telemarketing scams that continue to plague unsuspecting callers.
The airline says telemarketers are targeting random phone numbers trying to sell potentially questionable holiday packages to Mexico. The scammers sometimes spoof local area codes to increase the likelihood of their call being answered.
WestJet has identified several companies represented on the calls, including Luxury Getaway Group, Caribbean Sun Trips, Caribbean Sun Group, and Global Group Travel.
WestJet does not use telemarketers or make telemarketing phone calls, nor does it share guests’ private information with third parties for the purposes of telemarketing. The airline also says it is not connected in any way to any of the above companies.
Anyone who receives such a call can report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or by calling 1-888-495-8501.
ChrisD.ca is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!