We are just becoming aware of a scam e-mail being sent purporting to be from an e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The e-mails relate to supposed purchases made from the Museum. The e-mail Subject is along the lines of: Ref: Your Order with a following series of numerics.
Please be aware that this address is nothing to do with the Yorkshire Air Museum and is a maliciuos scam, so delete it as soon as it appears. We have NO such e-mail as: email@example.com
The Museum has reported this to the Police who advised us to contact Action Fruad UK (www.actionfraud.police.uk) to notify them, which has duly been done. If you receive such an e-mail, similarly contact Action Fraud to make an online report or telephone: 0300 123 2040.
The scam seems to have been a result of a breach of security from another source, accessing personal e-mail details with the fraudsters using random business names to circulate the e-mails. There are a number of other companies that have been affected by this scam.