Post office parcel scam warning to anyone waiting for delivery in the borough of Gedling

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Locals in the borough of Gedling are being warned of a new delivery scam posing as the post office, which experts say is one of the most compelling clone websites they’ve seen.

Which? The magazine said it saw variant text claiming a package delivery had failed and asking recipients to click a link to book or reschedule a delivery. However, clicking on these links may lead internet users to convincing cloned online sites where they are asked to provide their personal details, putting them at risk of identity theft.

They can then be asked to pay a re-delivery fee and then told that their request has been “successfully processed”, which makes the scam even more convincing.

La Poste does not text packages or mail and said it was taking immediate action to have the fake web pages removed.

Adam French, which one? the consumer rights editor, said: “If people enter their details and pay for a new delivery date, the scammers redirect them to the post office’s official website, which makes this fake even more plausible.

IMAGE: A screenshot of the scam message (PHOTO – Which? Magazine)

“Consumers should be very alert to scams and, if in doubt, should check the text directly with the company before giving out any personal information.

“If you entered bank details, contact your bank immediately to make sure the scammer can no longer take money from your account and ask for a refund.”

A post office spokesperson said: “People are being fooled by fake texts claiming to be from the post office, but the post office will never send texts on parcels or mail.

“It’s because the Post Office does not deliver parcels or letters. We are grateful to whom? for alerting us to this bogus website that we were already aware of and that we had taken steps to block it.

This week, Swiss Post launched a social media campaign aimed at people over the age of 50 to warn them of scams that may be using the Swiss Post name and what to do if they suspect .

People can report scam texts by forwarding them to the network provider on 7726 and it is worth alerting the real companies the scammers are impersonating, which ones? noted.

The Post’s spokesperson added: ‘The Post uses digital monitoring systems which alert us to any website set up with our name in the URL.

“Once we are alerted, typically within hours to 24 hours of a URL being registered, we monitor the URL of any configured web page, specifically using our brand.

“We can only act once a website is in place that displays our brand image and brand.”

“We are taking enforcement action and going to the domain registrar (URL) for unauthorized use of our brand, and once the registrar accepts our request, they will disconnect the URL from the website hosting service, rendering the site “offline”.

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