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

Thanks to package thieves, getting an alert about a package being delivered is helpful, but scammers are also capitalizing on it.

An ABC11 viewer sent us a text that claims it’s from the US Postal Service and states a mechanical failure delayed their shipment.

All they had to do to re-schedule their delivery was click on the link in the text message. The problem, when you click on the link, it takes you to a copycat site that looks very similar to the US Postal Service, but it’s not.

The site asks for a $1 fee to redeliver 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 that bogus text, there is also a scam email that is making the rounds to inboxes.


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