The Post Office scam, which asks Britons to rearrange a failed delivery, started circulating last month. It has since been received by thousands, with hundreds of Twitter users complaining of the text message in the last week. The Chartered Trading Standards (CTSI) has warned customers about the scam message, asking people not to click on any links.
One Twitter user replied: “It’s fake, don’t click on anything, delete the message straight away.”
CTSI lead officer, Katherine Hart, said: “This Post Office scam is far more insidious than a similar scam which involved Royal Mail. While the Royal Mail scam explicitly asks for a payment to reorganise a delivery, at no point does this happen in this Post Office version making the communication less suspect and potentially more likely to be successful.
“Scammers could use the information to gain access to bank accounts and other important personal accounts.
“With the pandemic leading to a significant…