Today my wife received a call from United Airlines in regards to some suspicious activity. Apparently, someone from Spain purchased a $5000 airplane ticket on my American Express Delta Platinum card. The passenger’s name was Jose Manuel and was flying from Madrid, Spain.
I have no idea if this is part of the Target data breach. I did find it amusing that the charge came through under Continental Airlines.
I think it would have been interesting to actually show up to the Madrid airport to meet Jose Manuel. He probably was also scammed by someone else for this ticket. After confirming that this wasn’t in fact our purchase, United cancelled the ticket.
Lo Siento, Jose Manuel.