Friday, February 12, 2021

A Fake Royal Mail Email Is Doing Its Rounds

I was expecting a parcel delivery a few days ago. I didn't know which postage firm was delivering it, so I was caught off-guard when I received an email from Royal Mail. Or rather somebody claiming to be from Royal Mail.

As soon as I opened the email, I instantly knew it was a fake.

Fake Royal Mail Email

After scrolling down past the ridiculously large letterhead, the email states that 'your parcel is expected to be delivered today'. However, the following paragraph contradicts the statement by claiming that they 'tried to deliver your parcel today but you weren't in or there was no safe place to leave it'. 

It goes on to say that action is required and that 'if this item is unclaimed by the return date, then it will be returned to sender'. 

Continuing, the email informs the recipient that 'the first and second delivery attempt was free of charge' and then instructs the person to rearrange a delivery by clicking a link.

I didn't click on the link. 

All a con.  The main content of the email can be viewed below just so you can see what to watch out for.

Fake Royal Mail Email

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