Three in Five of us have received a text from a fake parcel delivery service

Fake delivery texts have increased during the pandemic with more than 60% of Britons having received at least one text in the past year. 

These scams are so widespread that even new mobile numbers which have not yet been shared have received fraudulent texts within days of new accounts being created.

Criminals are out to deceive you into divulging your details and unfortunately 1 in 30 people have already lost money as a result of being tricked. Watch this 4 minute BBC report for a really interesting story.