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Scam Alert - Royal Mail Unpaid Shipping Fee
membershipPostMarch 25, 2021, 15:50
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"Have you received a text message from Royal Mail like the one below? The monetary amount may be different but this is a scam. The purpose of this text is to get your details and banking details so that your money can be removed from your account

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This article from the Independent is a salutary lesson to us all. If you have a couple of minutes it's worth the time to read as this could happen to you, your family or a neighbour with devastating consequences.

Read in The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/royal-mail-scam-common-signs-b1821820.html

If you have been the victim of a scam you should report it to Police Scotland on Tel 101 or alternatively at http://www.scamwatch.scot "

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Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, NW Scotland)

membershipPostMarch 26, 2021, 12:49
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From a member: "As I was reading this email I received said text message on my mobile"

MLewisPostMarch 26, 2021, 17:15
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February 12, 2020, 10:07
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There's a test that you can apply when you see this sort of message. Just ask yourself if it is likely that the Royal Mail - or whoever - would have your mobile phone number (or your email address).

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membershipPostMarch 26, 2021, 18:28
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Another member writes:

I had another scam text yesterday. Mobile number, generic text referring to shipping for my recent order. Like so many I did have a recent order, but after contacting the sender whom I know personally, I realised it was a scam & blocked the number & deleted the text. It pays to shop with people you know.“

membershipPostApril 4, 2021, 18:54
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Article in the i paper this weekend :

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/saving-and-banking/royal-mail-scam-text-parcel-fraud-bank-refund-app-hsbc-933643

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