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If your business receives a lot of deliveries, it’s important to be alert and aware of courier phishing scams.
The leadup to Christmas is well underway, and the number of daily parcel deliveries has increased.
In 2021, UK couriers delivered approximately 1.3 billion more parcels than in 2022, according to Statista.
As we receive a higher volume of deliveries, criminals are seizing the opportunity to swindle unsuspecting victims of their data and cash with courier phishing attacks.
During a courier phishing attack, a scammer will send a text or email posing as a courier or postage service, for example, Royal Mail, DPD or Evri.
The message usually says that a delivery attempt was made but has failed and will prompt the recipient to reschedule delivery by clicking a link or paying for the parcel to be redelivered.
When a user follows the link, they will be asked to supply certain information, such as their name, email address, home address and sometimes bank details – all things a scammer can use to their advantage.
Here are a few examples and top tips to spot them.
Although phishing scams are becoming more sophisticated, there are some steps you can take to check the legitimacy of a text or email, including:
If you’re expecting a parcel from the courier that has contacted you, but you’re still unsure whether the communication was genuine, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK OR ENTER YOUR PERSONAL OR COMPANY DETAILS and follow these steps:
Unfortunately, phishing scams and cyber criminals are never going away, therefore, it’s important that we’re aware of different scams and how to manage the risks.
Our cybersecurity awareness training turns your employees into your greatest cybersecurity asset by closing the knowledge gap and giving them the confidence to spot a respond to a scam safely.
Do you think you and your team could do with brushing up on some cybersecurity knowledge?
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