Did you receive a text from informing you that you missed a delivery from UK Post Office? Do not engage. It is a scam text!

What Is UK Post Office Text Scam

People have been receiving texts that informed them of a missed delivery. Attached to this text is a malicious link that, when clicked and followed through to the end, could compromise your personal information or bank details.

How It Works

The UK Post Office Local Depot text informs the reader that a delivery was missed. To reschedule, the user is prompted to click this link: local-depot41.com. Their aim is to ask for redelivery fee, which the user will be prompted to pay on their site. Doing this, however, will be giving up your credit card information to these hackers.

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What To Do

When you receive such messages and want to be sure it is not scam, do the following:

  • send the original company an email to confirm the authenticity of the text
  • if the company says the message is not from them, delete the message immediately
  • do not, out of curiosity, click on the link to see where it leads

Conclusion

Phishing scams are on the rise these days, and a lot of people have lost sensitive information to hackers. Please stay away from strange texts prompting you to give up your personal information.

We have come across scams like this. What you have to do firstly is not to click on links you do not understand, and always be sure the source of the message is genuine before you engage.

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