Almost fell for a scam

I received a txt yesterday - supposedly from Royal Mail - telling me that a delivery had been attempted and due to nobody being in - the delivery had been returned to the depot - with a link to an extremely realistic RM site - this site asked me for my full name and address and mobile number
At this point, I wondered why it needed my mobile number because they had texted me on it
Next step was to pay (I think that it was) £1.60 redelivery fee
This raised my hackles further still and I stopped and used google which alerted me to https://conversation.which.co.uk/scams/royal-mail-fake-website-text-scam-warning/ from last year..
Basically - it appears to be doing the rounds AGAIN
You have been warned !

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  • nyermen
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    I got one of these - ironically in my case the first "red alert" sign for me was the price - £1.60 is too cheap for Royal Mail delivery services (Think they charge a fiver or so just for "handling").
    Peter

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  • MouldyOldDough
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    nyermen said:
    I got one of these - ironically in my case the first "red alert" sign for me was the price - £1.60 is too cheap for Royal Mail delivery services (Think they charge a fiver or so just for "handling").
    They were closed down 12 months ago but have started up again 
  • RogerBareford
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    nyermen said:
    I got one of these - ironically in my case the first "red alert" sign for me was the price - £1.60 is too cheap for Royal Mail delivery services (Think they charge a fiver or so just for "handling").

    Re-deliveries on Royal Mail missed parcels are free so you should never expect to pay anything for one!
  • MouldyOldDough
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    edited 18 May 2022 at 2:53PM
    Do you think that there's any point reporting to action fraud ?
    The txt came from

    07529673964

     but I have no way of knowing whether this is genuine or faked ?

  • RogerBareford
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    Do you think that there's any point reporting to action fraud ?
    The txt came from

    07529673964

     but I have no way of knowing whether this is genuine or faked ?


    This page details how to report a scam text by forwarding it:


    I also do it if i get one as the more data they get the better.

  • custardy
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    I received a txt yesterday - supposedly from Royal Mail - telling me that a delivery had been attempted and due to nobody being in - the delivery had been returned to the depot - with a link to an extremely realistic RM site - this site asked me for my full name and address and mobile number
    At this point, I wondered why it needed my mobile number because they had texted me on it
    Next step was to pay (I think that it was) £1.60 redelivery fee
    This raised my hackles further still and I stopped and used google which alerted me to https://conversation.which.co.uk/scams/royal-mail-fake-website-text-scam-warning/ from last year..
    Basically - it appears to be doing the rounds AGAIN
    You have been warned !

    Its not doing the rounds again. They never stop
  • MouldyOldDough
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    edited 20 May 2022 at 7:24AM
    Do you think that there's any point reporting to action fraud ?
    The txt came from

    07529673964

     but I have no way of knowing whether this is genuine or faked ?


    This page details how to report a scam text by forwarding it:


    I also do it if i get one as the more data they get the better.

    The number can't be genuine can it?
    I have txt it and it doesn't bounce 
    But am too timid to try phoning 
  • MouldyOldDough
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    The number is now unobtainable
    Does this imply that it was faked in the first place or it had been closed down? 
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