After cancelled holidays, being stranded with nowhere to sleep and some having their weddings ruined, Thomas Cook customers are now being targeted by a fake refund scam.
Thomas Cook customers, and some of the general public, have received calls from an alleged ‘Thomas Cook agent’ who is offering a full refund over the phone- as long as they hand over their bank details.
Don’t fall victim to this scam. There is no refund. They do not work for Thomas Cook.
Protect yourself and your hard-earned money by being alert about how fraudsters might try to target you.
If you or anyone you know has received a call from a ‘Thomas Cook agent’, proceed with caution and immediately report the fraudulent call to your bank.
NatWest are advising customers to NEVER:
- Provide card details following suspicious approaches. Fraudsters may try to contact you in multiple ways including over the phone, by text message, email or letter.
- Disclose your full Online Banking PIN, password or card reader codes to anyone over the phone, by text or via email, even a caller claiming to be from your bank or a company dealing with the Thomas Cook collapse.
- Transfer money from your account after being instructed to do so, even if that person claims to work for the bank or a company related to Thomas Cook.
- Allow remote access to your device when someone calls you unexpectedly.
End contact with the individual immediately and contact NatWest’s or your banks scam reporting line.
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