Many people have received this message from AN Post. This message actually contains a link and a fake tracking number.
A Post Scam Text 2022 – How does this Scam work?
This fraudulent message is sent by scammers to obtain your financial and personal information. The dubious text claims that you must pay a 1.90 Euro customs fee or your package will be returned to the sender. The website it directs to is a fake AN Post website.
You are exposed to spywares, viruses, and malwares by clicking on the link. These can be harmful to your device and can hack or destroy your mobile phone.
It is possible to be tricked into submitting your credit card information in order to pay the unpaid fee. Beware! Gardai are warning of a scam involving a ‘customs fees’. The following tips were shared by them:
- “Do not reply to unsolicited texts messages. Do not click on any hyperlinks contained within them.
- “Do not give any financial/personal details.
- “Simply delete the message.”
They said: “If this scam has taken place, notify your financial institution immediately and report it to Gardai.
Have you received a post scam text? Do the Following!
It is a scam and you should immediately delete the message. Do not forget to notify your loved ones. If they get such a message, they are asked not to click the link.