Royal Mail has announced that it has successfully intercepted 3 million fraudulent letters from reaching UK homes since stepping up its drive against criminals in November 2016.
Some of the fraud prevention initiatives created by Royal Mail include; stopping scam mail from reaching letterboxes by impounding at distribution centres and training frontline workers to identify scam mail. Royal Mail also provide a special helpline, email address and Freepost address for customers.
Stephen Agar, Managing Director of Letters at Royal Mail said: â€œWe are committed to doing everything we can to stop this fraudulent material from reaching UK householdsâ€
â€œWe continue to deploy a range of different initiatives to keep one step ahead of the scammers.â€
The National Trading Standards Scams team estimate postal scams could be netting criminals worldwide up to Â£10 billion a year
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