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The government agency scammers spoof most seems so innocent

March 18, 2024

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(NEXSTAR) – The organization that dupes people into handing over their money and personal information isn’t a fake IRS or imposter Social Security Administration. It isn’t a private company either – though one recent Amazon scam did trick a financial advice columnist into handing over $50,000 in a shoe box.

More than any other organization, scammers find success impersonating the U.S. Postal Service, according to a report released by the Better Business Bureau.

How do these scams work? The majority are phishing schemes, sent by text or email, explains Melanie McGovern, director of public relations for BBB.

One example reads: “The USPS package has arrived at the warehouse and cannot be delivered due to incomplete address information. Please confirm your address in the link within 12 hours.”

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