Various folks have reported receiving a text from Royal Mail that seems to be real and tells them they’ve won an iPhone 11.
In the text scam, Royal Mail clients say they obtain a text message which tells them there’s an merchandise ready to be confirmed by them, with a hyperlink included within the physique of the text.
When customers click on the hyperlink, they’re redirected to a web site that has the heading of Currys/PC World, which matches on to ask them to reply a number of private particulars and brings up an alert which says: ‘Approved!
‘Your chosen iPhone 11 Pro can be delivered inside 5 working days.
‘Please confirm your delivery address and pay a small fee (£2.00) for insured shipping.’
Some of those that have clicked the verify backside on the backside of the positioning, then say they’re taken to a different web site referred to as ‘winanticipation’ the place they’re requested for card particulars to pay for a small price of £1 for the iPhone.
— The Smith Story (@TheSmithStory) December 12, 2019
@RoyalMailHelp is that this some form of new scam or a brand new function you guys have launched? It’s not the very first thing I’ve gotten a text like this from an alleged Royal Mail quantity pic.twitter.com/ZYTEwOk9iu
— Agnieszka (@_agni_szka_) December 13, 2019
One person wrote on Twitter: ‘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: ‘@RoyalMailAssist, is that this some form of new scam or a brand new function you guys have launched?
‘It’s not the very first thing I’ve gotten a text like this from an alleged Royal Mail quantity’.
Royal Mail responded to folks on Twitter by saying it was ‘aware of the SMS and is currently investigating’.
The firm added that additional info on scams and methods to report them will be discovered on the next link.