Criminals will often use the publicity around events such as the Easyjet cyber attack as a chance to pose as a genuine organisation, which could include the impersonating of banks and police officers.

Often the criminal will pretend to be from the impacted company, or claim they are dealing with an issue as a result.

Fraudulent emails, phone calls or text messages often claim to be able to help customers.

The criminal will then attempt to get recipients to disclose personal or financial information, which they will then use for their own fraudulent purposes. They may even ask you to install software on your computer.

Consumers are urged to:

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