Dirty Dogs: Fake Pet Travel Company Being Sued By DL
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Travellers, take note: Always make sure you’re on the official airline website when you’re booking travel with your pet.
Delta Air Lines is seeking to shut down a fake travel website called DeltaPetTransit.com, which claims to act on the airline’s behalf to transport customers’ pets on flights. What it actually does is take people’s money while offering no services whatsoever.
The site features the Delta logo and stock images of its planes. Use of these images directly confuses customers into thinking the website has any connection with Delta.
According to the complaint, it “advertises bogus pet air-transport services and dupes intended victims into believing that they are dealing with Delta and are tendering pet shipment-related payments and fees directly to Delta.”
DL’s legal team is still trying to track down the owner of the phony website. According to ABC 11, the domain registration, fictitious contact details are listed including a bogus telephone number and the address of a town in Nevada that does not exist: Simi Valley. However, there is a Simi Valley, California.
“We will always take action to defend our brand and prevent our customers from being confused and misled,” a DL spokesperson wrote in an email to the Associated Press.