Is a Scam? Received Parcel SMS Text Message

Is a Scam? Received Parcel SMS Text Message

I received the text below, which appears to have been sent from Royal Mail. The link in the text goes to the website, which is owned by Royal Mail. But, I want to be sure that the text is not a scam. The text message came from telephone number 769256245.

The Text Message

"Your parcel from internet fusion group is due today between 08:34 am and 12:34pm. Not going to be in? Track it at"

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  • July 15, 2022 at 9:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    Received 2 text messages.

    One a day ahead and one on the supposed day of delivery.

    Didn't recognise the sending company (YANWEN) but found out it was a courier in China. It didn't ring a bell.

    Didn't click on any link.

    When the delivery time had passed by one hour I came to this site. Just then a delivery was made. Something ordered on Amazon that took a long time to arrive and apparently came straight from China.

    The text messages were authentic and so are likely the links: Royal Mail related.

  • July 1, 2022 at 5:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

    I had one it had a valid tracking number which I entered separately without clicking the link so not a scam.

  • March 21, 2022 at 4:08 AM by an anonymous user from: Swindon, England, United Kingdom

    I am getting these messages for last few days too and it's from a shop which no one I know would have used. I kept on ignoring it and funny enough it seems to keep coming to say track your delivery and click on the link. BTW above comment about redirect is accurate and yes it is possible to redirect to a legit site. Urge people to play it cautiously if you don't recognise the purchase as if it was true then it will turn up :)

  • December 16, 2021 at 5:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Digbeth, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    I got a couple of msgs with in it. It confirmed delivery of a tracked parcel today, which did arrive and enclose a DVD from WH Smith. It may be a Christmas present from a friend in the UK or abroad. So many online orders are hopeless not mentioning items are a gift and there is no indication of the sender. So I suspect is correct but shocking that Royal Mail abbreviate their tracking link to make it sound suspicious.

  • June 15, 2021 at 3:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom

    No, it is a SCAM and Royalmail tweeted about it! DO NOT FOLLOW!

    • October 28, 2021 at 4:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Harold Hill, Romford, England, United Kingdom

      RYML.ME is not a scam. The ones RoyalMail tweet about are different.

      Genuine texts from Royal Mail will ALWAYS use as it is their URL shortener. The SMS also contains info about the parcel.

  • November 10, 2020 at 4:18 PM by info

    If you go to RYML.ME, it redirects to, which is legit.

    • August 5, 2021 at 4:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Canary Wharf, London, England, United Kingdom

      Just because is redirects doesn't mean its legit. Any site can redirect to another

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