Scam Scenario: Your parcel has been…


Like the banking example given, a scam that is present in the age of online shopping is that of the ‘delivery error’ message with a potential malware link. This image is an example of one of these text messages that could be used to teach students how to spot a scam. The use of the word ‘Ur’ instead of your is the most obvious give away here. That and there’s no mention of where the delivery is coming from, or which courier company have sent the message. It does appear to have a tracking number and it uses the recipients first name which is concrning. Students should be encouraged to check original confirmation emails to check for tracking details or call the company directly if they are expecting a delivery.

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