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Warnings over fake Royal Mail delivery cards - here's how to spot them

Hannah Uttley
Royal Mail said it is looking into the incident as ‘matter of urgency’ (Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Royal Mail customers have been warned over fake ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes, which are posted through homes when a delivery cannot be made.

Action Fraud said consumers can spot the fake cards by the absence of a Royal Mail logo and the inclusion of an 0208 number – which is not registered to Royal Mail – urging customers to rearrange a delivery.

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After ringing the number the automated message asks for your details and consignment number.

A picture of one of the fake delivery cards, which do not feature the Royal Mail logo (Action Fraud)

One post shared by a Twitter user reads that individuals will be billed £45 if they ring the phone number on the fake cards.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “The Royal Mail security team is looking into this incident as a matter of urgency. Customers should check delivery cards very carefully to ensure they are genuine, and remain vigilant. Although this card is similar to one of our Something For You cards, the Royal Mail logo is crucially missing.”

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“Customers should also consider whether they are expecting a delivery from the company named on the card”.

Action Fraud urged individuals not to call the number provided, give card details or personal information and get in contact if in doubt.