Friday, 20 September 2019

Warning over fake Royal Mail missed delivery cards

fake Royal cards

ROYAL Mail and Action Fraud are urgently warning households over fake missed delivery cards.

Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.

The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost identical to the ‘something for you’ slips that are posted through homes when a delivery can’t be made.

To organise a redelivery the cards urge recipients to call a 0208 number, which is not registered to Royal Mail.

After ringing the number the automated message asks for your details and consignment number.

A Royal Mail spokesperson told: “The Royal Mail security team is looking into this incident as a matter of urgency.

“Customers should check delivery cards very carefully to ensure they are genuine, and remain vigilant.

“Although this card is similar to one of our Something For You cards, the Royal Mail logo is crucially missing.

“Customers should also consider whether they are expecting a delivery from the company named on the card”.

A photo of one of the fake cards shows the recipient’s address handwritten in the top left box.

Recipients are urged to ring a hotline, not registered to Royal Mail, and are being met with an automated message asks for your details and consignment number.

Users online said when they called the 0208 number, they were charged £45.

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