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    Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ roper1664


    I received a text and separately my friend received an email linking to an An Post "clone" webpage (different tracking numbers). Trying to get us to pay to have parcels released. It looks legitbut neither of us fell for it. I'm letting people know, as if you were waiting on an important delivery, you might just pay up.
    It's mad to think they have my phone number, and I've read online that there was allegedly a suspected data breach at An Post a while back.


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  • Just got a text from +507600784803 claiming that an An Post delivery has been held at their depot and click on a link to resolve the issue . +507 comes up as Panama so I'm assuming it's a scam and haven't opened the link, usually when I get texts from An Post it says An Post and not a number.




  • Got one just this minute myself, but from something labelled AUTHMSG. About a delivery being held at depot, click link to resolve. Scam that's been doing the rounds for a few days.




  • roper1664 wrote: »
    I received a text and separately my friend received an email linking to an An Post "clone" webpage (different tracking numbers). Trying to get us to pay to have parcels released. It looks legitbut neither of us fell for it. I'm letting people know, as if you were waiting on an important delivery, you might just pay up.
    It's mad to think they have my phone number, and I've read online that there was allegedly a suspected data breach at An Post a while back.


    Got that one bout 10 days ago, wife got it the week before but said nothing to me. I had been waiting on a delivery but the numbers did not match up


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  • Del2005 wrote: »

    Good to see they've put something up now.
    I contacted An Post on the 24th and hadn't heard back.




  • I received this email into my spam folder today :

    Dear valued Customer,

    Due to the issues detailed below, we have been unsuccessful in the delivery of parcel number.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Further action must now be taken.
    There is missing or incomplete information on the waybill provided.
    In this case, the missing details are the phone number.

    What happens next?
    Your parcel was returned to our local depot, where it will remain for the next two working days.
    From here, you can provide us with additional contact information for this parcel for redelivery by clicking here. This will incur an additional delivery fee.

    Alternatively, we can arrange for a delivery to an alternative address. However, this will still require you to supply us with a phone number for the waybill.
    >> You can provide this information to us here.

    If you would like to pick up your parcel, you can collect it from "Unit 53 Dakota Ave, Airways Industrial Estate" within those two days in order to avoid the cost of redelivery.
    If you need to contact us directly about this delivery attempt, please get in touch with us by using our contact form.

    I x'd out the package number but when I went to their main website and put it into tracking its telling me to please enter a valid number, I've ordered stuff online but its coming through fast way and an post, I've other stuff due but I'm not too sure which courier is bringing it. I find it a bit odd that they want a fee for additional information, In this case a phone number.




  • Its a scam.




  • Moderators please place this in appropriate forum. Just got SMS text message from UPS with a link "item held for customs payment" This is a scam message I contacted UPS and they are aware of it, the tracking number used is UPS 016448296GB




  • hazchem wrote: »
    Moderators please place this in appropriate forum. Just got SMS text message from UPS with a link "item held for customs payment" This is a scam message I contacted UPS and they are aware of it, the tracking number used is UPS 016448296GB

    This scam has become more prevalent recently. It's quite well presented and easy to be taken in by.

    Good thread here: https://twitter.com/etienneshrdlu/status/1330462276625850373?s=08


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  • Got the text as well on Sunday!!??

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2058134465

    No tracking number on mine.




  • Just got the text, have been waiting on a few ebay deliveries and they are delayed for some reason so without thinking I clicked on the link in the text and the UPS site is very well presented, says there is €2 customs fees to be paid and requests details, obviously you get stung not only on bank details but also a lot of personal information which could be far worse in the long run as far as identity theft is concerned.




  • Just a heads up about this. Nor much online yet but SMS from something called EireVerify is doing the rounds - message states that

    "your parcel has been held at our shipping centre. Please follow instructions below [shortened URL link here]"

    I received this an hour after taking a parcel from DPD, curiously.




  • Just got the EireVerify scam SMS this morning




  • Just a heads up about this. Nor much online yet but SMS from something called EireVerify is doing the rounds - message states that

    "your parcel has been held at our shipping centre. Please follow instructions below [shortened URL link here]"

    I received this an hour after taking a parcel from DPD, curiously.
    hazchem wrote: »
    Just got the EireVerify scam SMS this morning

    Got it yesterday but from 'EireSMS' : -

    "We have received your order and it is now ready to be forwarded to your address. Follow the instructions here: http:// r8c.me /*#*xx "
    ^^^ Not the actual link.

    Lead to a fake UPS page yesterday, same link ended up on fake TNT page today. Requesting a nominal custom fee.

    Didn't click the links on mobile, checked them in a private window on laptop.

    Text marked as spam, blocked and reported.

    https://twitter.com/Brownemint/status/1358716746056806403

    Check bogus url's here: - https://urlscan.io/




  • Received a text message from a standard 087 number today asking me to pay a €2.99 fee on the following site
    https://anpost.com.deliveryfees.co/

    Website looks very realistic but looks a scam not being a .ie domain. It asks for card details but doesn't detail the amount when you login.

    Anyone else see something similar




  • Got a scam text today claiming to be from DHL with a link. Message deleted and number blocked.




  • Got email scam last night.

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    Pity Anpost have no facility to report/forward such emails to them.




  • joujoujou wrote: »
    Got email scam last night.

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    Pity Anpost have no facility to report/forward such emails to them.

    They are well aware of this. If they had a reporting feature it would make no difference as thousands of these emails go out.
    Some with an post logo, some with DPD, some with DHL, some with ups etc

    The media and gardai and the service providers have repeatedly done press releases on these scams


    https://www.anpost.com/Media-Centre/News/A-fresh-wave-of-phishing-scams,-aimed-at-tricking


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  • I done my homework, I know they're aware. But reporting scam is the only way to at least attempt to shut the scammer down.




  • This is a text I got on Friday, scam DHL message, also got 3, 216 prefix calls from Tunisia, first time for courier scam message


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