Sumary of Royal Mail scam: How to stay safe online when ‘scams are on the rise’ – top tips:
- “As the world continues to rely on digital communication channels wherever possible, we’ve seen an inevitable surge in phishing activity over the last year, with cybercriminals sending out highly convincing emails posing as trusted organisations..
- “Unfortunately, these recent emails claiming to be from the Royal Mail are part of the latest scheme aimed at tricking people into parting with their money – and in many cases are using incredibly sophisticated tactics to do so..
- “We would urge anyone who has received one of these emails to practice extreme caution when it comes to sharing your personal data..
- Royal Mail will only ever request payment for a fee due on a parcel by leaving a grey card at your address, and will only contact you via text or email if you’ve specifically requested it…