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Anyone else received a scam text message telling you that they (no mention exactly who) have a package pending on your name and to reschedule the delivery followed by a dodgy link? 2nd time now .. not falling for it 🙄

Nadiaparveen
12 days ago
What do you think of this?
Golfforall
Golfforall12 days ago

Yes quite a few , mine was from Hermes saying £1.45 is due . Apart from being an obvious scam you will never be asked for such a low sum . All the carriers will add on a £10 -£12 admin fee 😮.

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hspexy
hspexy12 days ago

I’ve received a few from the likes of Dpd, Royal Mail and Hermes in the recent months. I always ignore them.

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tumblespots
tumblespots12 days ago

There are so many scams like this around at the moment, you have to be careful even if you are expecting a parcel.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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12 days ago

tumblespots so true!

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alseecomps
alseecomps12 days ago

Had about 5 texts, all from different numbers; because I block them when I receive a message. All the same message claiming to be DHL and saying to click the link to track my parcel... first message I clicked on as I was waiting for a parcel. ... I got taken to a ‘your the 1billionth person on this page, win an iPhone’ bullshit scam. Safe to say I haven’t clicked on the rest just delete delete delete.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin12 days ago

I get this email on a regular basis, you can easily tell its a scam via the email adress they've used. I tell them im not clicking the link as they can resend the 'parcel' any day of the week and then never get a response after that.

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Lynibis
Lynibis12 days ago

When you think of all the tech we have these days isn't it about time they found a way to stop all these scams. With so many flying around even the most careful person could be caught out and it is so wrong.

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rossruby1977
rossruby197712 days ago

I had the Royal Mail scam a few weeks back.

But luckily ignored it. You’ve got to keep your eyes open as some of these scams get very convincing. But some are so poor lol.

Specially when they have bad spelling mistakes. Or if it’s offering you free money but you’ve got to pay them a small free to be able to get your millions of pounds

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

Spelling mistakes are no real guide as to whether things are genuine or not, I have had genuine emails from banks with spelling mistakes and emails from scammers with perfect spelling. Scammers became aware, many years ago, that spelling mistakes would arouse suspicion so employed proof readers who could spot even slight errors "free for fee" is quite a common one.😀

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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11 days ago

davidstockport very crafty these scammers are!

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rossruby1977
rossruby197711 days ago

davidstockport if you see the Netflix one there was so many spelling mistakes and bad grammar. That’s a huge alert when you see so many. The odd spelling mistake is different. Loads stands out like a sore thumb in my opinion.

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

rossruby1977 The point I am making is that people shouldn't rely too heavily on spelling to judge authenticity, those that contain numerous errors are probably scams but the absence of errors shouldnt lull people into a sense of false security.

Even some major banks have ceased warning that poor spelling indicates emails, adverts or letters are not to be trusted, I suppose banks who spell receipt as "reciept" and forty as "fourty" would feel hypocritical doing so.

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rossruby1977
rossruby197711 days ago

davidstockport I did get your point lol, you read into my point a bit too much. It was funny that the email I got sent from Netflix. It was like it was from someone that didn’t understand English. I’m not suggesting just because there is one spelling mistake you avoid the email and it’s a scam. But when I showed my friends the email that one scammer was using. They got my point about how silly it looked. I don’t have the email anymore or I would show it to you.

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davidstockport
davidstockport10 days ago

rossruby1977 But those that do contain numerous and stupid errors are totally wasting their time no one is going to be taken in by them. (although that is debatable 😀😀)

I read somewhere that often errors are added deliberately on the basis that those who are taken in by those emails are the type of people the scammers are looking for.😀

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rossruby1977
rossruby197710 days ago

davidstockport for sure

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laralou02
laralou0211 days ago

🤣🤣 yeah all the time. Prob wouldn’t think twice if I just stopped ordering things online.

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MelanieMason
MelanieMason11 days ago

Ive had a few of these too... And also about 3 emails every day.

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Chelchel
Chelchel11 days ago

Yup get loads of emails and texts claiming to be most reputable firms wanting delivery fees. I just laugh as I haven't ordered a thing so know it's fake.

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jwhitaker537
jwhitaker53711 days ago

Yes I get them regularly and emails I usually Google it then block them

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G0501
G050111 days ago

Yes we get it fairly often and just delete right away.

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lynneh
lynneh10 days ago

Know what would be good. If people’s banks set up details of an account ‘to use and pay’ if you were to report these texts etc but by using this to ‘pay’ the scammer and look like it was going to be paid the fraud team could work better with the details possibly... especially if they then thought they had the persons banking details... who knows. I’ll present myself to dragons den or the fraud squad😂

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Leesha86
Leesha869 days ago

Yes, I had this a few days ago. Just a text from a random number. I wasn’t waiting for anything from Hermes so ignored it

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