Britons be aware of the new Cyber Scam before Christmas

All you people out there excited to celebrate Christmas, you better be aware of the new cyber scam that is taking place in and around UK. From the past few weeks, some hackers are seen sending fake emails claiming to be from parcel services like DPD and Royal mail and asking recipients to provide a delivery address to deliver a Christmas surprise sent by their near & dear.

But in reality, there is no surprise of such kind and is only a technique to siphon personal and card details.

Sometimes, some eager Britons who are waiting for the mail services to deliver some gifts are being asked to submit a fee for re-delivering a parcel as they could not track the recipient address on a previous note.

In both cases, victims are landing up in deep cyber troubles as the fraudsters are using the grabbed information to target the victims with cyber scams or extortion calls.

DPD and Royal Mail services of UK have already tagged such emails as false and asked the entire Briton populace to be vigilant against such cyber scams. Both the companies are also urging its customers not to submit any kind of card details, email addresses or contact numbers to suspicious people contact them via phone calls, messages or through emails. Also, as a precautionary measure, Royal mail is asking its customers not to click on any emails links as they could turn into phishing scams meant to deliver malware like ransomware.

NCSC has tracked down such scams and estimated that hackers might have made £207 million from Britons in just 2 months this year.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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