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Fraud alerts

This page holds the weekly Essex Police Fraud Alerts covering cyber, telephone and doorstep scams.

October 2020 update
The ransomware hack of Carnival systems reported in a recent EFAS affected Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line and Seabourn.

The British-American cruise operator anticipates that Social Security numbers, health data and other personal information may have been compromised, although there is a "low likelihood" of the data being misused.

Carnival is working with external cyber security experts to recover its data. The firm's IT teams are also working to identify all guests, crew, employees and other individuals whose personal information may have been compromised in the incident. The firm expects to complete the process in the next 30 to 60 days, after which all potentially affected individuals will be notified.