Post Office warns about parcel scam

2017-02-09 06:01

The SA Post Office warns the public to be on alert about a parcel delivery scam.

The modus operandi of the scam perpetrators involves the telephonic and email contact of clients of the Lesotho Postal Services, who are being contacted by imposters who claim to be SA Post Office employees and inform them that a parcel intended for delivery to such a client is kept by the SA Post Office and is ready for delivery.

Clients are, however, informed that such a parcel will only be released once a certain amount has been paid.

Instances have been reported where clients are “required” to pay R2 500 into a fraudulently opened bank account before releasing such parcels.

The SA Post Office warns the public to be on the alert when they receive such communication.

The SA Post Office and the Lesotho Postal Services do not require customers to make any deposit of funds into bank accounts before releasing parcels – formal procedures are followed to inform clients of a parcel that is to be collected.

Anyone who has such information, is requested to call the police or the Post Office’s crime buster Hotline on

0800 020 070.

The SA Post Office advises the public to ignore communication of this nature. The public is urged to be vigilant and not be enticed to deposit any money when they receive such calls. If in doubt, call your local post office. - Supplied.

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