POLICE in Bromsgrove have issued advice after reports of people receiving calls claiming to be from Thomas Cook to arrange a refund.

Officers have said the force had been made aware of reports that people had received calls from scammers targeting people who were victims of the collapse.

Hagley, Rubery & Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team has highlighted the issue on social media.

The force has posted a warning on twitter stating: “Some members of the public have received calls and messages offering 'refunds' by people claiming to act on behalf of Thomas Cook. Please be vigilant of any calls, texts or messages that ask for personal or financial details, and do not click on links in unexpected emails."

Anyone who receives a suspicious call is urged to report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says it has now flown a total of 61,000 Thomas Cook customers back to the UK, taking the total to 40 per cent of passengers.

Earlier in the week it used 69 flights to bring back 15,000 people as part of its repatriation scheme following the collapse of the holiday group.

The CAA says Operation Matterhorn will continue until October 6 with more than 1,000 flights planned in total.