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X-mas 'missed delivery' scam
« on: Saturday, 19 December, 2020 @ 16:50:54 »
Warning over 'missed delivery' parcel scams this Christmas
Fraudsters target online shoppers with texts and emails claiming to be from DPD or Royal Mail

As millions shop online for Christmas, they are being targeted by fraudsters sending scam texts and emails. These claim to be from the courier service DPD or Royal Mail, and say the firm has been unable to deliver an item.

Now highly prevalent, they feature a link to a website where the receiver is asked to input their bank card details to pay “extra” postage costs and told that if they do nothing their item will be returned to the sender.

A couple of days later the victim receives a call telling them their bank account has been compromised and that they should transfer the money to a “secure” account, which is actually under the criminal’s control.