Montreal, November 25, 2010
Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada's holiday travel leader, wishes to warn the public about a telephone scam. It has been brought to Transat’s attention that consumers are receiving phone calls, sometimes automated, advising them that they have won a trip with Transat, then asking for their credit card number.
In these cases, the caller is falsely impersonating a Transat representative with the sole aim of obtaining credit card numbers. This is a scam and Transat suggests that recipients of such calls contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. A holiday travel specialist, Transat operates mainly in Canada and Europe, as well as in the Caribbean, Mexico and the Mediterranean Basin. Montreal-based Transat is also active in air transportation, accommodation, destination services and distribution. (TSX: TRZ.B, TRZ.A)