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Airfare scam costs Goshen man $1200

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – Jerry Linville should’ve been flying to Las Vegas from the South Bend International Airport last Friday but unfortunately, Linville never made it to Vegas after scammers first got his personal information, then took his money.

Linville and a friend purchased tickets with Allegiant Air earlier this month, and the day before his flight he received a strange email.

“It looked identical to my first confirmation,” Linville said. “It said Allegiant Air. It said everything exactly the same. Knew who I was, who was flying with me, what are seats were.”

But instead of their original departure time, another time was shown. Linville decided to call the number listed on the email.

“Somebody answered, ‘Allegiant Air.’ And I said I only have one question, ‘I’m flying out in the morning, why does my flight say 6:15 now instead of 6:45. And they said that’s because your buddy got bummed off the flight.”

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