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Action Fraud raise awareness of scam which uses Royal Mail missed delivery cards

August 9, 2017
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Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.

The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost identical to the ‘something for you’ slips that are posted through homes when a delivery can’t be made.

To organise a redelivery the cards urge recipients to call a 0208 number, which is not registered to Royal Mail. After ringing the number the automated message asks for your details and consignment number.

A Royal Mail spokesperson told the Express: "The Royal Mail security team is looking into this incident as a matter of urgency. Customers should check delivery cards very carefully to ensure they are genuine, and remain vigilant. Although this card is similar to one of our Something For You cards, the Royal Mail logo is crucially missing".

"Customers should also consider whether they are expecting a delivery from the company named on the card".

Whilst we have not received any reports at present, missed delivery cards have been around for a while and come in different formats.

If in doubt, do not call the number provided, give your card details or personal information and get in Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Real Royal Mail ‘something for you’ cards look like this.

101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.