TSB warns clicking on links in fake delivery texts could empty your bank account » Scammer News


TSB has warned that clicking on a link in a fake delivery text over the busy Christmas period could be the starting point for having all your savings stolen by callous cybercriminals.

The bank said that according to its internal data recorded in October, around four in five (81%) fraud cases that started with a text used a delivery company as the initial ‘hook’ to lure in unsuspecting victims which then led to ‘safe account’ scams.

The data discovered that Royal Mail was the most impersonated delivery company, accounting for 62 per cent of fraud that started by delivery scam text message, followed by DPD and Hermes.

TSB is warning people not to click on links for deliveries that could be from criminals

Scam texts harvest sensitive information which fraudsters then use to target people with convincing cold calls, asking them to move their money to a ‘safe…

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