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TUI warns Brits of new scam targeting holidaymakers

TUI has warned Brits with upcoming holiday plans not to fall victim to an online phishing scam.

The tour operator was made aware of a scam received by some of its customers tweets from an unknown account, with a request to send personal information in an email.

TUI has warned Brits with upcoming holiday plans not to fall victim to an online phishing scam

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TUI has warned Brits with upcoming holiday plans not to fall victim to an online phishing scamCredit: Alamy

TUI warned people not to reply to the tweet or to send details to the email address and to contact them if they are unsure if it is genuine.

An airline spokesman tweeted: “IMPORTANT – We are aware of a phishing scam targeting TUI customers on Twitter.

“Please do not send any personally identifiable information to email addresses that other users have given you.

“If you are unsure, please contact us here or via live chat and we will confirm that the address is genuine.”

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Meanwhile, Britons with plans to visit Spain in the coming weeks have been warned against one new scam targeting touristswhere people throw liquid at them and say it’s bird droppings.

While the scammers offer to clean up the tourists, they then steal their bank cards and wallets.

The Foreign Office’s website warns Britons about common methods of scamming holidaymakers.

The website states: ‘Most visits to Spain are problem-free, but you should be aware of the existence of street crime, particularly thieves using distraction techniques.

“Thieves often work in teams of two or more, and they usually target money and passports.

“Don’t carry all your valuables in one place and remember to keep a photocopy or scanned copy of your passport in a safe place.”

The tour operator reports in other TUI News abolished its mandatory face mask requirement Earlier this month, so passengers on flights to and from England and Northern Ireland will no longer have to wear them.

Scotland and Wales have not been accounted for, so people aged 12 and over flying to or from Wales and Scotland will still be required to wear a mask throughout their journey.

Other airlines have also waived mask requirements, including British Airways, Jet2 and easyJetand Ryanair is expected to do the same in the coming weeks.

Heathrow has also scrapped mandatory face masksand leaves it up to the passengers to decide whether or not to wear one.

Brits with plans to visit Canary Islands during the Easter holidays have had a boost as the islands have lifted all Covid restrictions.

As of this morning, the popular Spanish islands – including Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria – working without Covid restrictions for the first time since the pandemic began.

Other countries are also lifting restrictions, making it easier for Britons to travel abroad.

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Yesterday the Netherlands abandoned its requirement for vaccinated Britons Proof of a negative Covid test to enter, so you just have to fill in a Health declaration form.

And Gibraltar is Requirements for scrapping tests for all Britons of tomorrow, as well as his Passenger Locator Form rule.

Some TUI customers have received tweets from an unknown email address asking for personal information

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Some TUI customers have received tweets from an unknown email address asking for personal informationCredit: Alamy

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