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Warwickshire Trading Standards are warning residents to beware of emails that carry the words ‘Unclaimed Parcel, or similar.  Clicking on links in bogus emails can expose your PC to viruses, NEVER click on a link or download an attachment in a suspicious email.  Always DELETE them.

The bogus emails, which typically are not addressed directly to the recipient, but instead use their email address, encourage the recipients to click on a link to ‘Activate’ their delivery. There is often a reference to the potential ‘value’ of the package, which is usually very high.

For more details see below:

  • Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service website or call them on 034 5404 0506.
  • To keep up to date on scamming issues keep an eye on the Warwickshire Trading Standards Website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
  • Sign up to scam alerts from Warwickshire County Council here.
  • Avoid rogue traders.  Use the Warwickshire Trading Standards No Rogue Traders Here approved trader scheme.