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Customers of Air Malta are being targeted by scammers in a bid to steal their credit card details, the airline said in a statement.

On Tuesday morning, the national airline warned its followers that it was receiving reports of its customers receiving emails stating that they have been selected to participate in a short survey.

“This survey includes a link which asks users to input their credit card details,” said Air Malta.

“This is a scam.“

It insisted that all those who provided credit card details should inform their respective bank immediately.

‘Please note that such emails should be ignored. As Air Malta, we will never ask for credit card details via email, SMS’s or social media.”

Such scams have become commonplace over the last year, with other institutions impersonated including Bank of Valletta, HSBC, the Central Bank, the Malta Financial Services Authority, the Commissioner for Revenue, the Malta Police Force, DHL and Malta Post.

Inspector Timothy Zammit, from the Malta Police Force Cyber Crime Unit, encouraged everyone, businesses and the public alike, to “count to three” before clicking anything.

“Before clicking on something, question it. Don’t click and think about it later. Think before you click.

“It’s just a question of applying the same precautions we are taking in everyday life, when we are walking down the road, when we are communicating with someone face to face, and applying those to our communications through technology.”

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