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Single mum issues warning after falling victim to text scam

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A single mother who fell victim to a widespread text message scam is urging others to be vigilant as Christmas approaches.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, recently received a text saying a parcel had been delivered to a drop-off point and instructing her to click a link for more information about collection.

“I’m usually someone that is pretty on to it about scams, but I totally fell for this one as I have family overseas that I know are sending us parcels,” she said.

“So I got excited and didn’t see all the little details in hindsight might have made me suspicious.”

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After following the link, she was told the parcel had been stopped at the airport, and she would need to pay $4…

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