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Royal Mail Scam

(11 Posts)
Roses Sat 13-Mar-21 12:10:40

If anyone receives a message on their mobile that says it is from Royal Mail delete it straight away, they are after your bank details

Royal Mail will never contact you by phone

BlueSapphire Sat 13-Mar-21 12:12:56

Had one from PayPal yesterday saying they had put my account on hold. Logged into my real PayPal account, absolutely no problems with it. I ignored the text obviously.

Teacheranne Sat 13-Mar-21 12:13:56

They do send text messages when certain deliveries are about to be made, I had one recently saying that some goods being sent from the US were on the way. But there was no link asking for bank details so I was not concerned.

LadyGracie Sat 13-Mar-21 12:25:03

DH had 2 yesterday, saying they were from Royal Mail both were from mobile numbers.

GrandmaKT Sat 13-Mar-21 13:44:05

I had two text messages, purportedly from Royal Mail saying I needed to pay a £2 re-delivery fee as I had missed the delivery.
I didn't fall for it, but I must say they looked very convincing. The website has an https address and the Royal Mail logo etc.

hulahoop Sat 13-Mar-21 14:06:42

Oh had email asking for £1.99 for delivery of parcel !!

Lynker Sat 13-Mar-21 15:36:39

Me too! I had a message last night, asking for £2.99 for delivery of a parcel. It was from a mobile number and had a link attached.

PamelaJ1 Sat 13-Mar-21 15:38:04

Thanks Roses. Always good to have a reminder to be careful.

Witzend Sat 13-Mar-21 17:23:19

Dh had one of these just an hour ago.

timetogo2016 Sat 13-Mar-21 17:24:07

Me too hulahoop, and from the Royal Mail.
Deleted both.

MayBee70 Sat 13-Mar-21 18:01:40

The Amazon phone calls I get on a regular basis have now been replaced by a message from Tesco’s asking me to dial 1.