Hopefully, you weren’t affected by the Thomas Cook failure but, if you were, be aware that fraudsters are jumping at the opportunity to try to scam money out of those involved.
Individuals are being contacted by supposed companies offering to get their money back from Thomas Cook, providing the customer pays an upfront fee or gives them their bank details for the refund. They are then using the bank details to steal money from people’s accounts or disappearing with the lump sum never to be seen again.
They seem to be using a blanket approach, calling people whether or not they know if those people even booked a holiday through Thomas Cook.
The scammers will either say they are working on behalf of Thomas Cook or are from the customer’s bank. Be vigilant and don’t hand over any personal sensitive information. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is!