Kent residents targeted by Royal Mail delivery scam

Published: 18 February 2021

We have been sent the following alert from Kent County Council Public Protection:

"We have received further reports of residents in Kent being targeted by emails claiming to be from Royal Mail.



What happens:


  • You receive an email claiming to be from Royal Mail.
  • The email states a parcel is on the way and a shipping fee needs to be paid.

You are directed to a link to pay now.



What to do:


  • This is a scam.
  • Do not click on any links.
  • Forward the email to and delete the email.
  • If you have fallen for this scam, contact Citizens Advice on 0808 250 5050.
Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours. "