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posted 6 Nov 2017, 06:19 by Rugby Borough Neighbourhood Watch   [ updated 9 Sep 2018, 04:06 ]
British Airways has warned customers that card payments on its website and app were compromised after a data breach. Here is what to do if you think you have been affected.

British Airways have said on a statement on its website that the stolen data did not include travel or passport details.

How to protect yourself

  • Phishing – Attackers may use your personal details to target you with convincing emails, texts and calls. Be suspicious of unsolicited requests for your personal or financial details. 
  • Financial details – If your financial data was compromised, be vigilant against suspicious activity on your bank accounts. If you notice any unauthorised transactions, notify your bank or card company. 
  • Passwords – If your password was compromised, perform a password reset on any other online account where you’ve used the same one. 
  • Report - If you think you have been a victim of fraud or cybercrime, report it to us.
For more information about the data breach British Airways have posted a list of FAQ’s on their website

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) have warned that fraudsters are advertising fake vehicle leasing deals on social media.

Fraudsters are paying for social media advertising on channels that include Instagram, and are posing as BVRLA members to lure in customers with enticing headlines, targeting those with poor credit ratings.

The BVRLA is telling people to  think twice before responding to any adverts that promote vehicle leasing deals that require ‘No credit checks’, promote ‘No deposit’ and ask people to ‘Direct Message’ via text to get the deal.

BVRLA Chief Executive, Gerry Keaney said: “These criminals are purposely targeting the vulnerable, scamming money from people who can least afford to lose it. It’s deplorable. Their adverts can appear very convincing with some even posing as BVRLA members and citing membership numbers of legitimate members.

“We want to get the message out there that all legitimate leasing brokers adhere to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules and will carry out credit and affordability checks. Those who don’t, will not be legitimate traders and could be out to scam you.”

Customers who want to check whether a leasing broker is a genuine are advised to contact BVRLA’s Adam Holt on adam@bvrla.co.uk.

Rugby Borough Neighbourhood Watch,
9 Sep 2018, 04:08