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Scam email claiming to be from Royal Mail

Alert message sent 18/11/2020 11:47:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch


This is a message from Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association.

One of our residents recently received an email appearing to be from Royal Mail.  The message claimed that Royal Mail had received a letter addressed to the resident which they had tried unsuccessfully to deliver.  In order to re-deliver the letter, the resident was asked to pay £1.99

The resident was sure that this low value transaction was not unreasonable and provided personal and card details to support the payment.  However, the resident had second thoughts and realised that this action was unwise.  They contacted the relevant fraud department and cancelled all cards before any damage had been done!

This is a classic example of how easily the scammers can take us off-guard and persuade us to provide personal information that can have dramatic consequences. 

Should you receive any unexpected email from bank, card provider, service provider, etc. make sure that you CHECK the sender's email address.  They can be made to look genuine, so ensure that the address is correct for the sender.  A very minor difference in the address structure can make all the difference, eg. an extra letter, number or full-stop, etc. 
 
Message sent by
Geoff Pegg (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley, Wycombe LPA, High Wycombe, Hazlemere, Marlow )

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