Dare I mention Christmas is around the corner? With many households I am sure taking an online approach to Christmas shopping this unpleasant scam could land on your doormat.
It may just appear at first glance to be legitimate amongst all your other 'sorry we missed you' or 'something for you' cards.
Fraud experts have issued a warning over missed parcel delivery cards designed to look like they are from Royal Mail, but which are actually a scam. Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, advised people to carefully check the "something for you" cards which are posted through letterboxes when a delivery cannot be made. The fraudulent cards lack the Royal Mail logo but are otherwise very similar to the delivery company's own cards, Action Fraud said.