May 28, 2021

Frome couple lose savings in Royal Mail text scam

A couple have been left "Heartbroken" after being tricked out of their savings in a Royal Mail text scam. Mr Cuff said: "We were left with absolutely nothing." Fraudsters sent the text message to Mrs Cuff, who is eight months pregnant and has been working for the NHS Covid Helpline, claiming a parcel was being held. Mr Cuff said that with online shopping being very common over lockdown, his wife "Didn't think anything of it" and clicked on a link authorising a small payment of £2.50 to release the parcel. "Basically someone funnelled all our money out, pretending to be the bank, and we were left with absolutely nothing. It was heartbreaking, horrendous," Mr Cuff said.

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