New warnings on Amazon, Royal Mail and Hermes scams targeting customers – fr

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New warnings on Amazon, Royal Mail and Hermes scams targeting customers – fr


There have been new warnings about scams linked to Amazon, Royal Mail and DVLA.
Fraudsters are also posing as workers at Hermès, DPD, PayPal and banks, according to the warnings.

Cruel fraudsters attempt to steal money from victims as Britons continue to work from home with high anxiety, Birmingham Live reports.

An ITV Tonight documentary, which aired Thursday night, shed light on the wave of scams and the rise of vile fraudsters attempting to defraud unwitting victims across the country.

The Royal Mail scam has now been well publicized.

But police forces are still urging people to be cautious and stay vigilant in the face of a worrying increase in spoofed text messages and emails.



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West Midlands Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Sam Doninton said: “A lot of residents mentioned the scams and / or spam messages they received as a real problem. “

The scams have left some Birmingham residents to lose their entire lives – including a city graduate who committed Royal Mail scammers.

The research listed below also shows that Hermes, DVLA and Amazon scams are on the massive rise, along with scams linked to UK banking giants.



The Royal Mail scam has now been well publicized (file photo)

In March, The Mirror reported how millions of people had received text messages from scammers pretending to be Royal Mail in an attempt to intercept their bank details.

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) said the messages claim a package is awaiting delivery but “settlement” must first be paid.



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The messages include a link to a fraudulent Royal Mail website which asks the recipient to enter their bank details to release their package.

The CTSI has warned that the increase in online shopping means more people are likely to wait for packages and deliveries, making them more vulnerable to this type of fraud.

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