A brand-new top-of-the-range phone is delivered to your door. The package has your name on it but you don’t remember ordering it.

There is another knock at the door and a courier asks for the phone back explaining: “We delivered it by mistake.”

Would you hand it over? If you do, it could prove to be an expensive mistake.

It is a scam and yet another way that sophisticated thieves try to rip us off.

“Delivery scams are just one of the increasingly sophisticated methods fraudsters are using to leave victims out of pocket,” warned Adam French, Which? consumer rights expert.

Tricking you

The scam involves crooks ordering and then attempting to intercept – or trick you into handing over – high-value packages.

It usually happens when criminals somehow manage to

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