Scammers alert pretending to be Correos Express

by Lorraine Williamson
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MADRID – Scammers have been around forever, but since the pandemic, they seem to be everywhere. Furthermore, at this time of the year, they are trying even harder to take your money or personal information from you.

A few days ago #InSpainNews advised of some of the latest phishing scams alerted by the National Police. The first of which was warning you if you receive a communication in any format that looks like it is from Correos (the Spanish postal system), please check it carefully. It is extremely likely to be fake. In our Facebook post, we advised a communication by email or text may be received. It would appear to be from Correos Express advising you of an undelivered or unsuccessful delivery of a package to your home address. 

If you receive such a notice, please DO NOT click on any links. 

At this time of the year, these criminals are taking advantage of the fact that loved ones may be sending packages to you. So, it could indeed seem very real. The National Police have issued a copy of typical fake communication. This can be seen in the image above. The image advises the package could not be delivered as there is a very small amount to pay for the correct postage. Many will click on the link as it is only a euro or two. However, once they have your information, they can gain much more. Therefore DO NOT click on the link.

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Call 091

If you receive a similar communication, or indeed any other potential scam, please contact the police. As this is the best way to keep the public informed. 

TikTok

Another recent ploy involved scammers contacting people through TikTok to sell them fake euros and substances. Needless to say, the euros were paid for by the victims, but the fake notes were never received.

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