“Victims are receiving texts or emails claiming to be from Royal Mail stating a package requires a small payment for it to be delivered, or similar kinds of messages.”
It shared a post from Action Fraud which stated there have been more than 1,700 Royal Mail scam emails received in one week.
This gave details of the contents of a fake email which has been circulating.
“The emails notify the recipients about missed parcel deliveries and provide links to reschedule them.
“The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information.”
Action Fraud stated banks and other official organisations will not ask for personal information over email or text.
Some Britons have taken to social media to share scam messages they have received and warn others.
Posting on Twitter, one wrote: “Scam alert! Royal Mail does not send texts!”
She shared a picture of a message she had received asking for payment.
It said “Royal Mail: Your package has a £2.99 unpaid shipping fee. To pay this NOW please visit” and a link was attached.
The fake message read: “Royal Mail: Your Package has been held and will not be delivered due to a £1.99 unpaid shipping fee.”
A third wrote: “I was so close to falling for a scam today where I clicked on a link from ‘Royal Mail’ @RoyalMail. I only got suspicious when it asked for my card details and then sort code.”
He shared a screenshot of the message which said: “Royal Mail: Your package has a £2 shipping fee, to pay this now visit [link].
“Package will be returned to the sender if unpaid.”
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