Be wary of texts and emails saying there’s a parcel waiting for you at the post office – it might be an attempt to defraud you.
Lester Kiewit speaks to Dalene Deale, the founder and managing director of BGH Solutions about a recent online scam involving texts or emails about parcels waiting to be collected at the post office.
Listen to the conversation below.
The latest e-commerce scam involves receiving a text message or email asking you to collect a ‘parcel’ at the post office that doesn’t exist.
The text or email will most likely lead you to click on a link to verify personal details and/or pay a release fee for your ‘parcel’ – that’s how fraudsters get your money and your personal details.
Deale says, this request “isn’t normal. It isn’t usually the process.”
Deale reports on stats which show that e-commerce scams increased by 62% and impersonation-fraud grows by 356% year-on-year.