Like telephone, email and online scams, there are a few different types of scams that can be sent in the post. Sometimes they are tricky to spot. We want to help you look out for scam mail, and explain how you can avoid falling victim to it.
What is scam mail?
Scam mail can take the form of fake lotteries and prize draws, get-rich-quick schemes, bogus health cures, investment scams and pyramid schemes. Sometimes these can be sent to you if a scammer has got hold of your contact details fraudulently.
It’s worth noting there’s a difference between scam mail and legitimate mail sent by companies to promote lawful services or genuine goods. Scam mail is sent for the sole intention of obtaining money through deception and/or fraud. We want to know about potentially fraudulent mail. We can then work with the relevant authorities who can investigate and take action.
If you receive scam mail report it to Royal Mail using the contact details on the poster below.