Thursday, 13 January 2022

How fraudsters are intercepting deliveries

 

Scam watch: a case of ‘mistaken’ delivery

An unnamed parcel from an online retailer was delivered to Phil’s home address, containing a games console that he’d never ordered. Shortly after, a man in a high-vis jacket, featuring a courier logo, knocked at the door.

He asked if Phil had just received something that wasn’t his, saying that there’d been a mistake. Because Phil had admitted that he hadn’t ordered it, he reluctantly handed the parcel over. He then contacted the retailer, only to be told that a store account had been opened in his name and had been used to make the order.

So, what exactly is this scam, how does it work and how can you avoid falling victim?

A case of identity fraud

Source: Which? (07-01-2022)



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