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