Royal Mail warns of text scam offering 'free iPhone 11'

18 December 2019, 15:12

Royal Mail have warned the public against falling for the scam
Royal Mail have warned the public against falling for the scam. Picture: Twitter/Getty

Scammers claiming to be Royal Mail have been stealing from people's bank accounts after claiming to offer a free iPhone 11.

Some Brits have been targeted by a scam from fraudsters pretending to be Royal Mail, who have been attempting to steal money from them under the guise of offering a free iPhone 11.

Cyber are using fake texts to attempt to access the bank accounts of the recipients, asking them to click on a link and enter their details.

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The scam is so sophisticated that the texts even include the recipient's name, making them easy to fall for.

In one screenshot posted to Twitter, a message from 'RoyalMail' reads: "There is an item waiting to be confirmed. You took one of the spots on our Currys' XMAS-list."

Users are requested to enter personal details, before receiving the message: "Approved. Your selected iPhone 11 Pro will be delivered within 5 working days.

"Please confirm your delivery address and pay a small fee (£2.00) for insured shipping."

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It then asks you to enter your card details.

One person tweeted: "Hi there @RoyalMail I received the below text from you today- is it a scam? If I follow it through it goes to a @curryspcworld prize!"

Another added: @RoyalMailHelp, is this some sort of new scam or a new feature you guys have introduced?

"It’s not the first thing I’ve gotten a text like this from an alleged Royal Mail number."

Royal Mail have responded to the users, saying: "Hi, thanks for raising this with us. We're aware of this SMS and are currently investigating."


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