I know this has been covered in the past but I thought with the time of year and with lots of packages and parcels being sent a handy reminder wouldn't be a bad idea.
Emails are being sent out claiming to be Royal Mail and to the less spam savvy eye they look pretty convincing, the links even appear direct you to the Royal Mail site, I received one before and have contacted Royal Mail's customer support about it. Here is the email in question;
Attention: Lost or Missing package‏
Picture of Royal.Mail
From: Royal.Mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) Microsoft SmartScreen classified this message as junk.
Sent: 04 December 2013 22:55:24
To: ****** (******@hotmail.com)
Attachments: 1 attachment | Download all as zip (62.8 KB)
RoyalMail_Report_IDD6E4599EB0.zip (62.8 KB)
Microsoft SmartScreen has blocked this message for your safety and we'll delete it after ten days.
Royal MailMail - Lost / Missing package
- UK Customs and Border Protection
Royal Mail has detained your package for some reason (for example, lack of a proper invoice, bill of Sale
, or other documentation, a possible trademark violation, or if the package requires a formal entry) the RM International Mail Branch holding it will notify you of the reason for detention (in writing) and how you can get it released.
Please fulfil the documents attached.
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