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GDPR fraudsters con people out of thousands with wave of phishing emails

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New data protection rules coming in on Friday have sparked a wave of fraudulent emails, the police’s fraud arm has warned, with criminals posing as banks and companies to steal people’s details.

Customers of one of Britain’s biggest banks, Natwest, are among those being targeted with phishing scams in which they are told they must comply with so-called “GDPR” rules by handing over sensitive details, or face having their accounts deleted.

Criminals can then use the details to access people’s bank accounts and siphon money.

The General Data Protection Regulation is an EU-wide privacy crackdown designed to better protect people’s data and stop businesses using it to spam them with unwanted marketing…

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