Everything you need to know about the Royal Mail scams that are targetting UK residents

Royal Mail are warning people to be careful after a number of scams are circulating that could potentially cost people hundreds of pounds.

Scam texts and emails are being sent targeting people’s bank accounts.

The messages ask customers to give up their personal and bank information by telling them they’ll otherwise fail to have their parcel delivered.

Royal Mail have listed the known scams on their website to make people aware of the malicious texts or emails that could potentially cost them money.

The text states: “Royal Mail: your package has a £2.99 shipping fee, to pay this now visit.

“Actions will be taken if you do not pay this fee.”

Royal Mail scam that is circulating and what to watch our for

Royal Mail scam that is circulating and what to watch our for

The link added to the text then takes residents to a fake Royal Mail website.

Another one comes in the form of an email and states: “We attempted to deliver your package at XXX time”

The sender comes from RoyalMail Delivery, various email addresses are used.

The email informs you that you have missed a package delivery from HMRC Revenue & Customs and gives a link to reschedule the delivery.

Do not click on any links or enter any details, Royal Mail has warned.

Royal Mail’s website states: “If you receive a suspicious email or discover a Royal Mail branded website which you think is fraudulent, please let us know by completing our online form. If you have been the victim of a payment scam, you can get a crime reference number by reporting it to your local Police station.

“You can also report the scam to Action Fraud Opens in new window , the national fraud reporting centre.”

To view all the Royal Mail scams currently circulating, click here.

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