KCC has received further reports of residents in Kent being targeted by emails claiming to be from Royal Mail.
You receive an email claiming to be from Royal Mail.
The email states a parcel is on the way and a shipping fee needs to be paid.You are directed to a link to pay now.
What to do:
This is a scam.Do not click on any links.Forward the email to email@example.com and delete the email.
If you have fallen for this scam, contact Citizens Advice on 0808 250 5050.
Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.
Find out about how scammers may be trying to target you and your family during the Coronavirus pandemic. We can all be vulnerable to these criminals and the best way to protect yourself is to make sure you are aware. KCC Public protection have created a page that lists scams that are using the Pandemic to target you.
You can view KCC Privacy Notice
at any time. It explains what personal data we hold about you, how we collect the data and how we may use and share information about you. We are required to give this information under the data protection law.
For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact
Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133
Consumer Advice scams action line on 0808 250 5050
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.