E-Victims.Org, the UK’s most comprehensive website for victims of e-crime and other online incidents, is warning travellers about Volcanic Ash Compensation Scams. With thousands of travellers stranded due to the cancellation of flights, a false email has been circulating asking passengers who have had their travel plans disrupted by the volcanic ash for personal details, including passport information, in return for money. If the person responds, the scammers ask for a fee to file the claim. The email appears to have come from the Civil Aviation Authority, which has stated that no such funds exists for stranded passengers.
Jennifer Perry, the founder of E-Victims.Org, has launched the website to provide clear and practical information for victims of e-crime and other online issues. Currently, there are more than 300 websites that provide scam prevention advice; however, E-Victims.Org is the most inclusive organisation that helps people when things go wrong online. They cover a broad range of issues such as cyber stalking, online abuse, frauds, scams and social media safety.