How to spot a text from a fraudster
There’s a text doing the rounds pretending to be from An Post. This text goes to the core of online scamming. It looks real. It’s letting you know there’s a parcel waiting for you, all you have to do is pay €1.90. The desire to have this parcel that could be something you forgot you ordered late one night may outweigh the common sense that must come into play when faced with the dilemma — is it real or not.
Like other businesses that have to manage online scamming, An Post do what they can to protect their customers. But this wave of online text scamming is starting to feel like it’s getting out of control and it’s hard to know how far things will go.