Most people have received scam emails and text messages claiming to be from Royal Mail trying to deliver something but failing and needing you to login and pay some small fee or give them your name and address etc.
Some scammers go to great lengths to make the messages look as genuine as possible and some are just lazy and only put a few lines, with no effort to look genuine.
This latest scam is in the middle – some effort but still pathetically obvious as a scam.
The message sender claims to be Royal Mail but is in fact chukyo-bane.co.jp which is a Japanese domain name.
“Royal Mail has received your item from your City Council” is a strange phrase as Royal Mail will contact you about delivery not about how they received a delivery in the first place.
“Unfortunately, nobody was home to deliver your parcel.” Makes no sense as the person doing the delivering should be the postal worker not the person at home who would receive the item not deliver it.
The link to click to track the delivery tries to look like an NHS address which is very odd and presumably from a different scam email and it is in fact to cutnbrush.ch which sounds like a barber shop in Switzerland – obviously not Royal Mail.
If you have any experiences with these scams do let me know, by email.