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Online shoppers in Gedling borough urged to watch out for delivery scam

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Christmas shoppers in Gedling borough are been warned about scam texts and emails appearing to be from Royal Mail and DPD.

The scam messages state that the couriers have tried to deliver a parcel, and ask you to click a link to reschedule the delivery.

The link directs you to an authentic looking website, which asks for your full name, address, date of birth and mobile number.

Once you’ve completed this form, you’ll then be prompted to enter your card details, which the scammers can use to access your bank account.

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Ray Walsh, Digital Privacy Expert at ProPrivacy, advised: “Anybody in the UK that receives a text message purporting to be from a delivery service must remember that it could be a scam and that they should never follow any links contained in SMS messages or provide their information to the sender.

“If you are expecting a parcel and have not received it yet, contact the retailer or delivery service directly to rectify it and ignore any incoming messages that attempt to make you part with personal information.

“Scammers use cleverly worded messages that employ urgency to trick their victims, so if you get a text message that tells you to act quickly to secure your parcel it is vital not to panic or you could end up having your data stolen.”

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