Gardai issue scam warning in relation to deliveries

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Gardai issue scam warning in relation to deliveries

Gardai have issued a warning

Gardai have received reports of suspicious activity from persons who are expecting packages/parcels to be delivered.

According to a Facebook post by Sligo/Leitrim gardai "These people are receiving emails/texts telling them that their parcel is ready for delivery but that a fee of a few euro is required to finalise same. A link is provided which, when clicked, looks very official with certain personal information pre-populated.

"If this "fee" is paid, your bank details are compromised and subject to unauthorised transactions. If you are expecting a package and receive such correspondence, you should immediately contact the courier/An Post/shipper directly (by phone) to verify details of any outstanding fees. If you have provided your details in such a manner, you should contact your bank immediately."