All of us seem to have become even more reliant on online shopping during this crisis and so it has become even easier to fall for the Royal Mail text scam which has resurfaced again. Fraudsters have launched a large-scale text campaign claiming to be the Royal Mail and that recipients have won an iPhone 11 and that they simply need to confirm address and pay £1. Those foolhardy enough to click on the link are then taken to a fake site and asked for a lot of personal data. Giving away your personal details is todays equivalent of going on holiday and leaving the front door open. According to Dashlane 1.5 million fake phishing sites are created every month.
IGNORE THE TEXT AND DEFINITELY DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK
Tips and Advice
- Spot the scam – avoid clicking on the email or links embedded within unexpected texts, unless you are 100% sure its genuine. Fraudsters are professional phishers!
- If it’s too good to be true – then it isn’t! It’s a scam
- Personal means private! – Do not divulge personal details unless you are certain who you are sharing it with
- Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
- Report spam texts – by texting CALL to 7726 and they will respond with some questions for details and report fake sites to firstname.lastname@example.org
- ID Protection – If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
- Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
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