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Police are on alert for SMS phishing attacks in which scammers claim to be from parcel delivery firm Sagawa Express Co.

The new crime, known as “smishing,” or SMS phishing, involves short text messages intended to guide smartphone users to fake websites where they are prompted to send personal information via SMS, or short message services.

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