South Cambs police say..
We have received an alert to say that text messages are currently being sent across the UK apparently from the Royal Mail, informing the recipient that they have a parcel for collection. The text will provide a link requesting that the recipient should click on in it in order to make the collection.
It is highly likely that there is no parcel to collect.
Were you expecting a parcel?
If not be suspicious, even if you are, was the delivery service with the Royal Mail, or what it with another provider?
Be careful. If you click on the link you will be asked to provide personal sensitive information that could lead to the theft of your identity and money.
Criminals always use some form of malicious social engineering in their communications. They will use fear or anxiety such as purporting to be the Police, or Bailiffs. They will use a financial incentive such as a prize, a gift, a higher interest rate and in this case they know people will be curious about receiving a parcel.