One of our member’s received the email pictured below this week. And yes, it is just another delivery service scam email, but please note the level of detail, the email is personalised with the correct name, if and please don’t, you click on the link it takes you to a very good fake UPS site to harvest your personal details and credit card number. We wanted to feature this scam because as we have mentioned before the old advice of “if it is addressed to you personally then its ok” is no longer accurate as fraudsters use the plethora of data that’s available on the dark web to make their scams look more legitimate.
IGNORE THE EMAIL AND DEFINITELY DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK
Tips and Advice
- Spot the scam – avoid clicking on links embedded within unexpected emails, unless you are 100% sure its genuine. Fraudsters are professional phishers!
- The real deal? – If you are expecting a parcel then go to the email conformation from the retailer and click on the tracking link to find out if there is a problem, DO NOT USE THE LINK ON THE TEXT
- 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
- 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 advisor’s will help you to stay safe
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