SCAMMERS are targeting households with fake Royal Mail parcel delivery cards.

Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.

The fake cards, which lack the Royal Mail logo, look almost identical to the ‘Something for you’ slips that are posted through homes when a delivery can’t be made, according to Action Fraud.

To organise a 'redelivery', the cards urge recipients to call an 0208 number - a fake number that is not registered to Royal Mail.

Residents who call the number are put through to the scammers and an automated message asks for your bank details and consignment number.

A spokesman for Royal Mail said the company's security team is looking into the incident 'as a matter of urgency'.

They said: "Customers should check delivery cards very carefully to ensure they are genuine, and remain vigilant.

"Although this card is similar to one of our 'Something for you' cards, the Royal Mail logo is crucially missing.

"Customers should also consider whether they are expecting a delivery from the company named on the card.”

If in doubt, do not call the number provided, give your bank card details or personal information and get in contact with Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.