I.T. Advent tip #21: Bought online? Watch out for bogus courier emails!

Will that last-minute gift get delivered in time? Don’t be tempted by emails that say they’re from a courier company that couldn’t deliver.

The trick usually goes like this: the courier company tried to deliver your parcel, but no one was home, or the address wasn’t correct, or something like that.

You need to contact the couriers to check out the details and make arrangements so the delivery can be completed…

…and, to help you out, there’ll be a web link or an attachment in the email that you can click or open to sort things out.

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