Skip to main content
SouthHams.com Logo search icon

Beware of scam delivery text messages

SA Updated
Beware of scam delivery text messages

Blog Tags

Search by Tag
Select existing or new tags and apply to your post.

Neighbourhood Watch are warning people to be aware of scam text messages asking for "a delivery charge or missed delivery" that includes a clickable link. 

A warning said: "We would like to remind residents to be wary when receiving texts requesting a delivery charge or missed delivery which includes a link. There are various different scam texts and emails of this type in circulation.

"If you are expecting an item and you are not sure whether the text is genuine, if possible, look at the website of the company that the text purports to be from – most have advice on how to check a text from them is genuine, along with information how to report suspicious texts and emails."

Suspicious texts can be forwarded on to your network provider by messaging the number 7726 (which spells ‘SPAM’ on a telephone keypad) and texts forwarded to this number are free.

For any suspicious emails you receive, please forward to the National Cyber Security Centre: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have clicked and supplied your details please phone your bank/building society immediately (if any financial information has been passed) and also report to Action Fraud via the website www.actionfraud.police.uk or by phoning 0300 123 2040

If you have any concerns email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 101.

Please pass this information on, especially to elderly friends or relatives or those who don't regularly access the internet. 

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.
Comments

You might also be interested in

Totnes students complete Ten Tors Challenge
Category: General News
Students from King Edward VI Community College in Totnes, part of Education South West, completed the Ten Tors challenge this weekend. ...
Police are asking children to choose the official name of the new police tractor
Category: General News
The Rural Affairs team at Devon and Cornwall Police are asking children to choose the official name of the newest addition to the rural...
South West Water issues 'boil water notice' after Cryptosporidium has been found in the South Hams
Category: General News
Cryptosporidium has been found in water Kingswear and Galmpton, as well as the wider Brixham area. 
Yealmpton's Devon Air Ambulance Community Landing Site is now operational
Category: General News
Devon Air Ambulance's Community Landing Sites Team are starting Spring 2024 with a flourish and growing their network of night landing sites with a...
Work at Salcombe Hangar Marsh is completed, with the site reopening this month
Category: General News
Work to enhance Salcombe’s Hangar Marsh nature reserve has been completed, with part of the site reopening to the public this month. ...
SHDC says it is "improving the energy efficiency of homes across the South Hams"
Category: General News
South Hams District Council says it is "helping residents to improve the energy efficiency their homes", one its "top priorities".