This Postcard is Not from American Airlines

Both my brother and a reader have mentioned to me that they’ve recently received postcards that prominently display a photo of an American Airlines plane with the new livery on one side, and the American Airlines brand identity on the other.

Here’s the text of the postcard:

Congratulations we’ve selected you to receive 2 round trip airfares to anywhere in the contiguous United Staes – good for the next 12 months!”

Call within 48 hours and receive a 3 day and 2 night hotel stay at major brands.

This is the front of the postcard:

 

From of Post Card

 

This is the back:

 

Back of Post Card

 

The phone number on the card points to “Paradise Forever”, a company that’s selling membership in a private travel club:  this is not a postcard from American Airlines.

They do not use the words “win” or “free” or “tickets”, and in very small print they mention that the trademarks and service marks belong to their respective owners.  There is no mention of “Paradise Forever”

Despite this disclaimer, many reasonable people may believe that they have won a prize in a sweepstakes contest and that this postcard comes from American.

Just to be clear, this is not a postcard from American Airlines.

Others who see it may believe that it’s a fake American Airlines postcard and that American’s plane and brand identity are being used by Paradise Forever to deceive people.

Not sure if that’s the case, but I do know that this is not a postcard from American Airlines.

The phone number 1-888-516-4142 does not belong to American Airlines.

There is no “Fly Away Promotion” from American Airlines.

The Title Tags on this Paradise Forever page have been optimized for those who wonder if this is a scam.

Not sure why they optimized the page for the keyword ‘scam‘, but just to be clear, this is not a postcard, promotion, contest, or sweepstakes from American Airlines.

I guess SEO is important to them.

If you ever have questions about an email, postcard, or fax that looks to be from American, consult the AA website for latest info regarding scams, fraud, and fake postcards.

A big thanks to Jim M for sharing these photos!

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