In the wake of the Manchester attack on Monday evening, Greater Manchester Police (GMP)Â is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages as it has emergedÂ that fraudulent pages are being set up which request donations to support the families of the victims.
Fraudulent fundraising websites often use topical events, such as a terror incident or natural disaster, to make it look like their charity has been created only recently in response, while the website may also be badly written or have spelling mistakes.
When you go to a donation page, fraudsters can record your credit or bank account details, so if you are unsure, seek further advice before donating any money.
If you do wish to donate, GMPÂ is recommending that people visit the official Just Giving page set up by the Manchester Evening NewsÂ in partnership with the British Red Cross.
If you believe you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report to Action Fraud. For up to date fraud and cyber crime alerts, please follow Action Fraud on Twitter and Facebook.