Thomas Cook “refund” scams on the rise.

Scam artists and cybercriminals are using the Thomas Cook liquidation as an opportunity to trick holidaymakers into handing over their personal details.

Action Fraud, the National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, have received reports from members of the public informing them of calls and emails they have received.

The calls and emails are from people purporting to be associated with, or working on behalf of Thomas Cook.

Thomas Cook or any third party companies will not contact you regarding a Thomas Cook refund unless you have already made a claim.

Cyber Wise recommends everyone to be extra cautious when dealing with social media posts, texts, calls and emails regarding Thomas Cook airlines.

For more information visit the dedicated support service being provided by The Civil Aviation Authority to assist Thomas Cook customers who are overseas or hold future bookings.