The UK travel trade has been warned over an email phishing attack.

People receiving an email claiming their company has been entered onto the ‘UK non-compliance register’ for GDPR should beware.

A scam alert advising that the emails should be deleted without opening was issued by Prevention of Fraud in Travel, which has called in the police.

Chairman Barry Gooch said: “Please alert all your contacts and members of staff to the following scam email circulating within the UK travel industry claiming to identify that the recipients’ organisation has been entered onto the ‘UK non-compliance register’ for GDPR.

“No such ‘UK non-compliance register’ exists.

“Recipients should delete the email without opening it.

“We believe this is a form of phishing attack.”