Fraudsters set sights on busy package delivery season challenge

Delivery scam texts on the rise, will remain a concern through the holidays

COLORADO SPRINGS — Fraudsters and scammers are at it again. This time taking advantage of a labor shortage and an increase in the number of people shopping online. Investigators say people who are having packages delivered need to pay close attention.

During the last few months, News5 has reported on fraudsters are starting to send more scam text messages than robocalls. One of the texts you’ll likely get as we head toward the holiday season is a fake tracking message trying to trip you up as you wait for a package that may take longer than normal to arrive.

Now less than 100 days from the start of the holiday season, package delivery services are already preparing for a difficult road ahead trying to navigate the combination of an increase in online shopping and a labor shortage. It means it could take a while for that package to arrive on your doorstep. Meanwhile, fraudsters have a plan to capitalize on the chaos by sending you a text with information on when you might be getting a delivery.


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