The postal scam involves you receiving a text, WhatsApp message, or email from the Royal Mail or DPD to let you know that you have missed a postal delivery or would you like to pick up or rearrange delivery for a parcel. The postal, parcel scam is getting more and more popular every day and is used by scammers trying to rip people off.
- Don’t follow any links The most effective way to avoid text scams is to ignore links. Clicking on links could lead you to download malware and malicious software.
- Don’t share personal information Treat all messages requesting sensitive information with suspicion. Legitimate organizations will never text you to ask for your personal or banking details.
- Contact the organization directly If you’re unsure, contact the company that claims to have sent it. Use the official contact details listed on their website.
- Don’t reply Replying to a fake text, calling the number or clicking suspicious links only lets scammers know your number is being used.
- Report it You can report fake texts by forwarding the message to 7726, which is a free reporting service provided by phone operators. This information is then shared with police and intelligence agencies.