In the wake of the Manchester attack on Monday evening, the Greater Manchester Police is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages as it has emerged that fraudulent pages are being set up which request donations to support the families of the victims.

Spot the signs

Fraudulent fundraising websites often use topical events, such as a terror incident or natural disaster, to make it look like their charity has been created only recently in response, while the website may also be badly written or have spelling mistakes.

When you go to a donation page, fraudsters can record your credit or bank account details, so if you are unsure, seek further advice before donating any money.

If you do wish to donate to a recommended appeal, GMP is advising people to visit the official Just Giving page set up by the Manchester Evening News in partnership with the British Red Cross