Have you received a text message from Evri about your parcel ready for redelivery? Does it say you’ve a £1.45 unpaid shipping fee? Beware, It is a scam! Don’t fall for it.
Lots of people have reported the text message and its content which tells them to visit evri-redeliver.com or evri-missed-parcel.com to reschedule a delivery.
The evri scam text messages goes this way –
Evri: Your parcel has a £2.99 unpaid shipping fee. Pay this now at https://evri-reschedules.com. Failure will result in your parcel being returned to its sender
You don’t need to panic! The text message is not from a genuine source. It’s a phishing text that contains a link to a fake Evri delivery website. The following fake websites is been used by the scammers –
Evri Parcel Delivery Scam Text Messages – How Does this Scam Work?
The scammers pretend you’ve an undelivered parcel and you need to pay for its shipping fee otherwise it’d be returned to the sender. This is where the scam comes in. The scammers would –
- Requests for processing fee
- Trick you into submitting your financial information
Sometimes, by clicking the link you make your device vulnerable to viruses, spywares, malwares, etc. which can hack your device and steal your passwords.
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Messages Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
See similar package delivery scams – Youhaveanitem, itemisinwaiting and many more.
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I have just had a text linking to evri-payment.com requesting a £1.45 payment, there is no parcel reference number, I am not expecting a parcel and there is no capital for Evri. I, therefore, assume this is a scam.