Hermes - Cotton Traders

I ordered a couple of items from Cotton Traders early evening yesterday.

This afternoon I received a text, allegedly from Hermes, saying I owe £1:45 extra postage for a parcel, click her to pay etc etc Clearly a phishing text. I also received an email from Hermes saying that they are expecting to receive a parcel for me from Cotton Traders soon.

This leads me to believe that either Hermes or Cotton Traders systems have been hacked. Am I wrong?

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  • jackieblack
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    Probably just a coincidence, everyone I know is getting those phishing texts at the moment  - I got three this week, all claiming to be from different delivery companies 
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  • Probably just a coincidence, everyone I know is getting those phishing texts at the moment  - I got three this week, all claiming to be from different delivery companies 
    You may be right although it’s the first one I’ve ever got pretending to be from Hermes (it’s usually Royal Mail) and I’m not a big believer in coincidences.
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    Just a co incidence, my OH and I are getting dozens every week. Mostly UPS or RM, the occasional Hermes or DOD one, but basically all the same scam. 
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    I get loads of these as well, fortunately my email filter seems to be pretty good at treating the majority of them with the contempt they deserve.
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