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Text from Royal Mail & curries saying I won price, scam or not?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
I got a text from Royal Mail saying message below, I know it’s from Royal Mail because I have text messages from previous when they sent me delivery update

Reminder: there is an item waiting to be confirmed by Pm : http://vwmk2b.com/3Bgq You took one of the spots on our Currys' XMAS-list.

When I click on it takes me to a website called Prizestoconfirm.com with Curries as the heading
It then goes on to ask me a few questions then verify my details then it tells me:
Approved!

Your selected iPhone 11 Pro will de delivered within 5 working days.
Please confirm your delivery address and pay a small fee (£2.00) for insured shipping. It’s got a few reviews, one says thank you curries and another says I thought it was a scam at first, but I've just received confirmation with delivery details. Thank you

When I click on confirm it takes me to a website called winanticipation and asks for my card details to pay for then small fee for £1

I’m a bit skeptical as it’s asking for my card details, anyone had this before, it does sound like a scam
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  • ***xyz******xyz*** Forumite
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    It's a scam, don't click the links
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  • MisslayedMisslayed Forumite, Board Guide
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    Definitely a scam.
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  • Money_makerMoney_maker Forumite
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    They're going to send you an iPhone but want £2 to insure shipping? How could you possibly imagine this was legit?
    Please do not quote spam as this enables it to 'live on' once the spam post is removed. ;)

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  • edited 13 December 2019 at 7:30PM
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    edited 13 December 2019 at 7:30PM
    I stupidly clicked on the link and verified my email, but when it went on to ask for my card details alarm bells went off and I closed the webpage, am I still safe from being scammed, I just ready that if you clicked on link and verified your details they can access information on my iphone? Is this true, I’m a bit worried now
  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    Scam, basically the same as this
    PC World delivery email - scam?

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6042127

  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    I would suggest time for new e-mail addresses keep "real stuff" on one or more and competitions on a different one (or more, if you want to keep say the sites you need to logon separate from those you don't so you can just replace the non-logon one whenever you like).

  • PmliuPmliu Forumite
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    Can they do anything with just my email address though, I give this email address out all the time for a lot of things? Also because it’s a iPhone and it hasn’t been jail broken & I have kept software updates updated to the latest one, wouldn’t that have more protection, or am I just being naive and optimistic?
  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    Pmliu wrote: »
    Can they do anything with just my email address though, I give this email address out all the time for a lot of things? Also because it’s a iPhone and it hasn’t been jail broken & I have kept software updates updated to the latest one, wouldn’t that have more protection, or am I just being naive and optimistic?

    Other than spam you probably not, especially if you don't get fooled by the spam - I keep one e-mail address for any stuff that involves payments (shopping/banking) and not had any spam e-mails to that one, at the other end of the scale there is one only used for sites that look like they might be a bit spammy and that gets a load of rubbish (has had the occasional win as well).

  • cymruchriscymruchris Forumite
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    If you send me £2 I'll send you an iPhone as well that'll have just as much chance of turning up :) Definitely a scam.
    An ex-bankrupt on a journey of recovery. Feel free to send me a DM reference credit building credit cards from the usual suspects :) Happy to help others going through what I've been through!
  • edited 13 December 2019 at 10:39PM
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    edited 13 December 2019 at 10:39PM
    Only reason I stupidly fell for it, was because the texts messages said it was Royal Mail, I had quite a few text from Royal
    Mail and it didn’t actually tell about the £2 fee until after I confirmed my email then pressed confirm, I should of realised when it took me to a page who I thought was curries then website address said another site. I don’t usually fall for these scams but haven’t had much sleep night before & I must have had my mummy brain on & I was distracted with my little ones at the time I was doing this, then I realised when it was too late. The scary thing is I got all these Royal Mail delivery updates within last couple of days when I was actually waiting for deliveries to arrive and I just checked the info and there’s no details, phone number or anything so this was a fake text from the start, can’t even block or report this as there’s no number
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