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Warning Over Serious Scams Targeting Islanders

Islanders are being warned about several scams in circulation - involving fraudsters claiming to be from Amazon Prime, Royal Mail, EE and the DVLA.

Trading Standards have had lots of reports this week about a variety of scams that have been plaguing the Island.

If you get any of these whether email, phone call or text – ignore/delete them – never click on links in messages or respond to requests in phone calls – these are all SCAMS

The following scams are in circulation:

  • Email from the Royal Mail that says due to incomplete address they are unable to deliver a parcel – asking you to click on the link to complete the information required – DO NOT CLICK
  • Email from EE to say that your payment couldn’t be taken and asking you to click on a link to verify your details – DO NOT CLICK
  • Text message allegedly from the DVLA to say that your payment couldn’t be taken and asking you to click on a link to make the payment due – DO NOT CLICK
  • Calls from Amazon Prime stating that the annual membership of £79.99 is due for renewal – HANG UP

 

Isle of Wight Trading Standards said that any unsolicited communication is likely to be a scam, so treat them with suspicion.

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