Royal Mail and Action Fraud are urgently warning residents of a new scam which involves households receiving ‘something for you’ cards designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.

The cards urge recipients to call a 0208 number, which is not registered with Royal Mail, where they are put through to an automated message which asks for their details and consignment number.

Households are warned that these cards do not feature the Royal Mail logo but otherwise look almost identical to the ‘something for you’ cards delivered by the organization when a delivery has been missed.

There have been reports that victims of the scam have been charged £45 when they have called the number.

A photo of one of the fake cards shows the recipient’s address handwritten in the top left box.

A Royal spokesperson said of the issue: “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.

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


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