Concern over refunds website
Fraudsters are thought to have targeted a website that refunds Thomas Cook customers, the Civil Aviation Authority has said.
The regulator said it has taken “urgent action” over the suspicious online activity and will inform the police.
It has added further verification checks to its refund process and pledged to seek prosecutions where there is evidence of deception.
Some of the concern is thought to be due to a series of low-level claims, which can indicate fraud.
Around 100,000 claims have been made since the website went live on Monday morning.
It is for people with Atol-protected bookings for Thomas Cook holidays to claim refunds on trips due to start after the firm’s September 23 collapse.