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Royal Mail launching Sunday parcel delivery in huge postal industry shake up

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Royal Mail is rolling out the service for major retailers. The company is adapting to the huge uptake in online shopping seen during the coronavirus pandemic.

Recently, a number of Royal Mail scams have been deployed to trick Britons into separating with their cash.

The scam aims utilises text messages to trick the unsuspecting public.

The scam sees Britons receive a text which claims the company has a parcel for the recipient but that a fee must be settled to get it.

The message includes a link that leads to a fraudulent website posing as a Royal Mail page.

The page then asks for personal and payment details, which could then be used by scammers for further fraud.

It follows a similar email campaign led by criminals.

Lead officer at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Katherine Hart said: “This delivery scam is yet another example of fraudsters attempting to make money out of the unsuspecting public.

“Due to the lockdowns, many millions of people rely on product deliveries, so scammers have focused their efforts on this theme.

“Royal Mail will only ever contact you via text or email if a customs fee is due, not for domestic parcel delivery.

“If you have any suspicions, contact Royal Mail to verify before you click any links or share details.”

She went on: “The public must also be aware that these types of scams may come in many forms, and scammers do not only use Royal Mail branding.

“Indeed, in January, I commented on a similar scam that used DPD branding.

“These types of scams come in many forms, not just via text but also in emails and through the phone.”



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