With Christmas just a few weeks away, many people are busy sending festive gifts to their loved ones.
But if you have sent or received a gift via Royal Mail or DPT, make sure you are looking for delivery Frauds They are in circulation.
The Hertfordshire Constable has warned that many fraudulent text and emails from Royal Mail or DPT are in circulation.
Reports say couriers tried to deliver a parcel and ask to click the link to reconsider delivery.
The link leads you to a real looking website, which asks for your full name, address, date of birth and mobile number.
When you fill out the form, you will be asked to enter your credit card details, which fraudsters can use to filter your bank account.
Rob Bunce, a detective at the Hertfordshire Constable’s Serious Fraud and Cyber Division, said: “This scam is very definite with Christmas just a few weeks away, and many people are shopping online and waiting for their orders to be delivered.
“It’s important to check the details in the news and make sure it’s really related to an item you ordered. Does the message use your name instead of the email address? Does it indicate the product or company you ordered the product from? Do not click the link and contact the seller directly through their website.
“Please help us raise awareness by talking about this with your friends and family, especially those who are vulnerable or elderly.”
Mirror’s Shivali Best received fraudulent email, which is very convincing.
If you receive a fake text or email, we advise you to delete it immediately.
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Ray Walsh, a digital privacy expert at ProPrivacy, advised: “Anyone in the UK who receives a text message from a delivery service should remember that this is a scam and that they should never follow or provide any links to SMS messages. Their information to the sender.
“If you are expecting a parcel and have not yet received it, please contact the retailer or delivery service directly to have it repaired and ignore incoming messages that try to share your personal information with you.
“Fraudsters use word messages that are clever, and they use haste to deceive victims, so if you receive a text message that prompts you to act quickly to protect your parcel, it is important that you do not panic or you may end up stealing your data.”