Mar 23, 2021

Fresh warnings over Royal Mail parcel scam

People waiting for parcels to arrive have been given a fresh warning about a scam that claims payment is required for a package to be delivered. The page requests personal and payment details, which scammers may use to steal someone's identity, or use to target them with other scams. Concerns about delivery scams have risen since the surge in online shopping during the pandemic lockdowns. "Katherine Hart, from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, said:"This delivery scam is yet another example of fraudsters attempting to make money out of the unsuspecting public. "Also, the public must also be aware that these types of scams may come in many forms, and scammers do not only use Royal Mail branding. Indeed, in January, I commented on a similar scam that used DPD branding."

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