According to NottinghamshireLive, Jet2 has taken to social media to warn all UK customers about what appears to be a series of scams, one of which relates to Covid testing. Some destinations still require travellers from the UK to take PCR or lateral flow tests ahead of and/or after arrival.
These usually have to be paid for separately, with a number of providers offering testing kits. However, Jet2 has said it does not “arrange PCR tests or Fit to Fly documents” and urged passengers: “please do not respond to requests for this”.
Other warnings related to bank account details, telephone numbers and social media purchases. In a tweet on Monday (August 22), the holiday operator said: “IMPORTANT REMINDER. Only contact us using the methods shown on the Contact Us pages on the Jet2 and Jet2holidays websites.
Cybercriminals are very good at taking advantage of changing regulations where people may not be fully up to date. Not knowing the current rules on visiting other countries can be a way scammers are able to manipulate and scare people into clicking where they usually wouldn’t or handing over sensitive information. Social media can often be a haven for scams as fake followers increase likes or comments but people need to err on the side of caution. The best advice is to verify any claims with the airline and the UK Government website for the latest up to date information.