The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau are warning people of a DPD parcel delivery scam.
Although the attached alert specifies the courier DPD, I have read of other similar scam messages in which a different courier was referred to, but the scam remains the same. Criminals will exploit people’s curiosity, I wasn’t expecting a parcel, I wonder what it is?
It is this kind of curiosity that may lead to the recipient of the email, text, WhatsApp, Messenger whatever, to click on the link or call a customer care number within the message.
If you receive such a message, either delete it because you are not expecting a delivery, or, contact the courier using a tried, tested and trusted means. Identify the genuine website and use contact details from there, not from the suspicious message.
Don’t click on any link unless you are confident the sender is genuine.
If you receive an automated call on your telephone, stating that a parcel is awaiting delivery and invites you to push a button on your keypad to speak to an advisor, or it may ask you to make a payment prior to the delivery, please don’t until you have satisfied yourself it is either a scam or genuine.
Mr Nigel Sutton 8517
Cyber Protect Officer
Serious & Organised Crime (Intelligence and Specialist Crime Department)
Ext: 01480 422773
Huntingdon, PE29 6NP