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Hermes Email Scam??

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aloevera2 Wed 23-Sep-20 15:02:42

I've just received a very genuine looking email from Hermes to say my Health Products order has been received and will be delivered tomorrow. I haven't ordered anything from anywhere to be delivered. I haven't clicked on any tracking links in the email either.

Reckon is a scam or not?

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PontiusPilates Wed 23-Sep-20 16:59:28

Can you see what actual email address it’s from?

tanstaafl Wed 23-Sep-20 17:06:48

Turn your WiFi off on your phone/tablet/computer and click on the link IF you’re sure it’s not going to trigger an install of software, that way you’ll see where the tracking link was trying to go to (but fails because the WiFi is off)

tanstaafl Wed 23-Sep-20 17:08:09

Though, I’d just delete the email , you didn’t order anything, and even if you did, it’s coming tomorrow!

PomBearWithoutHerOFRS Wed 23-Sep-20 17:12:03

Scam. I got one for a "John Lewis order" iirc. It was somewhere I'd never ordered from anyway. Just delete it.

barberousbarbara Wed 23-Sep-20 17:16:47

I normally hit reply and look at the return email address. It's a good indication on whether it's genuine or not. I had a spoof Paypal email once and the return email address contained 'youmadboys' grin

aloevera2 Wed 23-Sep-20 18:57:19

The reply address is
donotreply@hermes.co.uk

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Nanasueathome Wed 23-Sep-20 19:00:21

I’ve had stuff from Hermes today
Reply address is
donotreply@myhermes.co.uk
So it is slightly different

UsernameUsernameUsernameX200 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:00:36

All my Hermes emails come from donotreply@myhermes.co.uk
Does it have the "my"

aloevera2 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:02:03

My bad. Yes it does have the myhermes in the email address

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UsernameUsernameUsernameX200 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:05:18

If you scroll down on email it should have a tracking number, copy and paste and go to Hermes tracking by Google to see what it comes up with?

viccat Wed 23-Sep-20 19:07:57

What would the scam be?
I guess you'll find out whether it was real or not if a parcel turns up in the next couple of days. grin

aloevera2 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:10:19

It's my Health Products parcel apparently. I have literally no idea what it is!!

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Thisisnotnormal69 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:13:12

Is there a tracking number (without clicking on a link) ?

aloevera2 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:14:24

No there's no tracking number 🤔

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aloevera2 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:15:41

Pressed send too soon there is a barcode number though.

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ShalomToYouJackie Wed 23-Sep-20 19:16:29

There is a scan going round with Hermes atm where they ask you to put your address in. I wouldn't do anything or click on anything

aloevera2 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:17:49

It has my address on it when I click the track my parcel link.
OH has said it's ok to click the links because I'm on iPhone but now I'm panicking!

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PontiusPilates Wed 23-Sep-20 22:00:47

Maybe a friend or relative has ordered something for you?

user127819 Thu 24-Sep-20 00:25:36

Hermes emails don't contain the tracking number, only a link. If the link is genuine it will take you to www.myhermes.co.uk/track#/parcel/ (tracking number).

bethany39 Thu 24-Sep-20 00:31:54

It sounds genuine to me if it has the email address and knows your address (and isn't asking you to put anything else in!)

Are you sure you haven't ordered anything? Coronavirus test?!

aloevera2 Thu 24-Sep-20 06:53:02

No. I've not ordered a coronavirus test. I'm baffled. You watch it's going to be something really boring now!

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user127819 Fri 25-Sep-20 02:50:15

Did anything turn up?

aloevera2 Fri 25-Sep-20 09:03:38

user127819

Did anything turn up?


No it didn't!

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aloevera2 Fri 25-Sep-20 13:50:15

Ok so it's being delivered this afternoon and has the pic of my local courier on it so it's not a scam!

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