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Royal Mail customers warned as 'criminals take advantage' with text scam – 'stay alert'

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“Phone numbers can be easily spoofed by criminals — don’t trust a number just because it appears to come from a genuine organisation.

“Never click on links sent via email or SMS text message.”

Royal Mail also has tips on its website for those who are unsure whether a message is real or not.

It states: “Scam mail can take the form of fake lotteries and prize draws, get-rich-quick schemes, bogus health cures, investment scams and pyramid schemes.

“Sometimes these can be sent to you if a scammer has got hold of your contact details fraudulently.



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