Hawaiian Airlines issues warning of fraudulent email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Hawaiian Airlines issued a public warning Friday about a fraudulent email being circulated.

The email is labeled "your plane ticket" and appears as a notice of a new Hawaiian Airline ticketing service.

Once open the email informs the recipient that a new account has been opened in their name and a ticket has been charged to their credit card.

"This email is not linked to Hawaiian in any way," said David Wu, Hawaiian's Senior Director of Information Technology.

"We just want to warn everyone that it does contain a virus and our advice is to not open the attachment and to delete the email from your in box."

The attachment in the email looks like an electronic ticket but actually contains a computer virus, once opened it will contaminate the recipients computer.

The email also contains references to login, password and credit card information, which Hawaiian says it would never include in an email to customers unless it's requested.