POLICE around the country are warning of a delivery scam in the run up to Christmas.

Fraudsters have been sending emails out of the blue claiming to be from the post company DPD.

They are using several subject lines to get people onto the email, including: *'We tried to deliver your parcel but you weren't in and there was no safe place to leave it'

*Reassing Parcel Delivery - Redelivery Confirmation - dpdwhoznt Your (DPD.co.uk) *Parcel is being held at our local LondonDPD depot Earlier this week police warned about a 'Royal Mail' post scam.

The email is realistic and comes from the senders: * 'DPD GB - new information'

* 'Express DPD- shipping'

* 'DPD parcel delivery'

A police spokesman said: “Please do not click on any links attached as this is a scam.”

“If you believe you have been a victim of online fraud, you can report it to the National Cyber Security Centre at report@phishing.gov.uk”

If you receive an unexpected email check the sender’s email address – they can look genuine so look for minor details like an extra letter, number or full stop.

Forward any emails you’re not quite sure about to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS): report@phishing.gov.uk