Public Warned Over Thomas Cook Refund Scam

A fraud awareness organisation is warning of a Thomas Cook refund scam that has been circulating since the holiday operator ceased trading on Monday.

Fraudsters have been contacting customers affected by the firm's collapse, seeking bank details in order to process their claimed refund, according to the Consumer Council.
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Thousands are believed to be facing cancelled flights and holidays after the news saw all future trips voided, while the UK's largest ever repatriation effort is in full swing to bring stranded holiday makers home.

The public are advised that if they have been affected Thomas Cook's collapse, they must apply for a refund in due course. Contact made out of the blue requesting bank details should always be regarded suspiciously, Scamwiseni said.


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