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29th April 2021, 20:54

​Police warn of text message scam involving fake DHL tracking links

The Royal Gibraltar Police are warning the public about a phone scam, originally from the UK, in which people are sent text messages claiming to be from the courier company DHL.

The text messages say that a package is set to be delivered, or alternatively that it has been delayed; the scammers ask the recipient to click a link in order to track its progress.

If you click the link, the police say, the fraudulent "tracking app" steals your personal data.

The RGP's advice is: if you get the scam DHL text, do not click the link or install any apps. Delete the text message, and only use the official DHL website to track your deliveries.