Scammers use fake parcel delivery texts, emails in latest trick to get your credit card information

Thanks to package thieves, getting an alert about a package delivery is useful, but scammers also take advantage.

An ABC11 viewer sent us a text message claiming it is from the US Postal Service and states that a mechanical failure delayed their shipment.

All they had to do to reschedule their delivery was click on the link in the text message. The problem, when you click on the link, it takes you to a copier site that looks a lot like the US Postal Service, but it’s not.

The site asks for a $1 fee to resend the package, and that’s where the scam comes in if you put your credit card information in, it’s now in the wrong hands.

Besides this fake text, there is also a scam email that is doing the rounds in inboxes.

It appears to be from UPS, but instead it’s scammers posing as the delivery company, claiming no one was home to deliver the package. The email claims he needs address confirmation to reconfirm delivery.

These emails and text messages are all scams, in which they hope you enter your payment information or click on links.

The best advice is to never click on links in an email or text message from someone you don’t know. If you do, never fill out any information on this site and never provide payment information because you might just give it to hackers.

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