With covid 19 happening we have found more of an increase in online ordering for delivery. Scammers have now court onto this new trend and now aiming their scams in this direction.
One of the more prominent #phishing scams involves fake email messages or text messages pretending to be from the Royal Mail, DPD or other delivery providers. The message may indicate that a courier has tried to deliver a parcel. It then asks you to reschedule the delivery by clicking a link to a fake website, and to settle an outstanding delivery fee. This is a smart scam, as the email uses various techniques to try and obtain your personal information.
Please be very vigilant against scams, Somethings to consider is:
- Are you expecting a delivery? If not, then question why you would receive this email/ Text.
- Would you expect the delivery company to know and contact you via your email address or phone number?
If you are expecting a delivery, Contact the sender to check first before clicking any link or providing any personal information.
Here at UK Construction Parts deliveries to the UK do not incur extra charges for re-delivery from the delivery company.