Scams using the name of the Post Office

Scams using the name of the Post Office

It is possible that you have ever received a strange SMS where they tell you that they are from the Post Office and that you have a package to receive. Maybe it tells you that your address is wrong; who is in the office due to your absence or anything else. And many times they are scams using the name of Correos.

But of course, How to detect scams that use the name of Correos? What do they usually say to know that it is not real? Can you know if it is true or not? We tell you everything below.

Examples of scams using the name of Correos


"Post Office cannot deliver your package", "customs payment", "package location", "payment per shipment". These are some of the examples that have been detected of SMS that use the name of Correos to get you to bite.

Actually, These messages arrive on your mobile and may be better or worse written. But if you are waiting for a package, you may have doubts about whether something has really happened to it or not.

The vast majority of fraudulent SMS with the name Correos, or another, are usually accompanied by a link. And that's where they can scam you. Many ask you for personal and private information that you should never give. Others ask you for a payment, or directly steal your bank details if you have them on your mobile. That is why it is so important to be very careful.

How to detect scams that use the Correos name


Have you checked your mobile and found any SMS of this type? If you really haven't bought online, nor were you expecting anything from Correos, you will have passed on the message because you know it is fake. But if you are waiting for something, you may find yourself in doubt. And what to do in those cases? The first and most important thing is not to click on the link they send you. Never.

There are several ways to detect scams using the Correos name, Here we give you some:

  • Spelling and grammar. Although they are working on it more and more, there are still aspects of the text that may sound strange to us, as if they had been translated, or they did not speak Spanish well. If you don't see coherence in the text, be suspicious. Remember that SMS had a character limit, yes, but the truth is that you can send long texts. So it's not like they have to write a telegram.
  • Sender. Another aspect you should pay attention to is the sender. You need the person sending you the SMS or email to be someone from or another official domain. And how do you look at that? Seeing who sends it to you. On the mobile, the SMS may say Correos or something like that, and it will be more difficult to detect it (because even a Spanish mobile will appear). But sometimes they put Correos with three Rs, with two C's or with two S's. And if you read it quickly, it is normal that you will not realize this deception.
  • What they ask for in the message. Another point to take into account is what they ask of you. If it means entering a link that has nothing to do with Correos (because of the url they give you), be suspicious. If they ask you for personal information, be suspicious. And now, if they ask you for bank details, you will know that it is not from the Post Office. Another thing to keep in mind about those links. Never trust those that do not end in Even if it has the word emails in part of the url, if it does not have it at the end, you know that it has not been sent by the company.
  • External links. It may happen, related to the above, that they give you a link to an external page. This is directly telling you that they are scams using the name of Correos because Correos would never use another unofficial page.
  • Payments. In many cases, scam SMS using the name of Correos will ask you to pay to receive the package, to remove it from customs... Well, leaving the customs case aside, you should know that Correos never asks you for money to deliver a package. And customs? Here there can be a payment, but the message is usually not sent from the Post Office, but from customs and is usually an email rather than an SMS. Apart from that, although Correos is in charge of this collection, it does so in person, it does not request it online.

What to do if you receive an SMS from 'Correos' and you don't know if it is true?


In case you are expecting a package through the Post Office, and it happens that you receive a message of this type, you will have doubts. But the truth is that you can't just trust it. We recommend you some other actions that may be safer:

Call the office

And if not, go to her. Present the SMS and ask about your package. If you are waiting for one, the normal thing is that you have a tracking number, or that you know where it comes from. And they can access the data and maybe find out where it is.

The email verifier

In case you have received an email instead of an SMS (which we already told you are easier to detect as a scam), Correos A while ago enabled a tool called email verifier. This allows you to check whether the email that has been sent, supposedly by Correos, is reliable or not.

You have the tool on the official Correos website.

Check the status of your package

If you have the tracking number, Enter it on the Correos page to see the status of your package. In fact, if you go to that official page and they really have problems receiving it, they will tell you. And this way you will clear your doubts because you will be on the official website.

Call customs

If the money they ask you for is for customs, another option you can consider is Call customs, or the Post Office, who will also be aware and will see on their terminals whether you should pay or not. What's more, you should know that customs payments are always made at the Post Office (or when the postman arrives with the package). You do not pay online.

Is it clear to you how not to fall for scams using the name of Correos?

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