Have British Airways staff stolen your credit card details?
Flown with British Airways recently? Your credit card details could be in the hands of criminals, according to The Daily Mirror. The newspaper claims anyone who booked a BA flight via their German telesales centre in the last year is at risk, and that many victims had their details accessed immediately after booking a flight. A police raid on Flyline, British Airways' booking centre in Bremen which employs 300 staff has "unearthed significant fraudulent activity". A team leader there has been arrested and dismissed by BA, and a second German colleague has been suspended.
It's alleged that lists of hundreds of BA passengers' credit card details were found in the desks of staff - one person is said to have already confessed to using the details for cloning fake cards. According to The Mirror, there is also evidence of fraud involving refunds, re-issuing tickets and frequent flyer accounts. A BA spokesman told the paper last night: "This is subject to a current German police investigation so it would be inappropriate to comment."
The news has only broken in the past hour - we've spoke to British Airways this morning, and they've promised to update us shortly on what to do if you're concerned your details may have been stolen.