NORTH Yorkshire Police have had a number of reports of individuals receiving messages which appear to be from parcel delivery company, DPD.

The messages state that the recipient has missed two attempted deliveries of a parcel, and provides instructions on how to arrange another delivery.

The links in the messages lead to fraudulent websites that request a payment (£2 - £3) to rearrange the delivery.

If the victim makes this payment, they’ll receive a phone call within a few days from someone purporting to be from their bank to inform them about suspicious transactions on their account.

They may also receive text messages, purporting to be from their bank, confirming these transactions.

The victim is informed that their bank account may be compromised and is instructed to transfer their money to what they believe is an alternative secure account in order to prevent further losses.

In other cases, suspects have gained enough personal details and security information during the phone call with the unsuspecting victim, to enable them to take out a loan in the victim’s name.

The fraudsters then transfer the loan to an account under their control.

Fraudsters are able to use a tactic called ‘spoofing’ to make the call or text appear genuine by cloning the phone number, or sender ID, used by the bank.

DPD has confirmed they will never ask customers to pay for a redelivery and that genuine emails will come from one of the following three addresses:, or

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