Video report by Granada Reports correspondent Tim Scott
A woman who lost thousands to fraudsters after she was targeted by a text scam is warning others to be on their guard for seemingly innocent messages.
Claire, not her real name, lost £3,000 to the scammers after she fell victim to a message informing her she had a parcel waiting to be delivered.
She now has little prospect of getting her money back.
There has been a sharp rise in scam text messages claiming to be from Royal Mail or other delivery companies.
According to Which?, in the North West, 60% of people say they have received one or more scam messages claiming to be from a delivery company in the past year.
Fake post office texts were the most common with 70% of people saying they had received one.
Unfortunately 1 in 30 people have lost money as a…