Beware the Package Delivery Scam in Maine & Massachusetts
The final countdown to Christmas is on! With just over a week before the big day, we bet you're getting at least a few Amazon, UPS, FedEx, or USPS deliveries every day. You get a little more excited each time you get one of those notifications on your phone, right?
Scammers are just as excited about those notifications as you are.
According to WGME, there is a new scam that you need to be aware of in 2023. Scammers are now sending fake delivery notifications.
Basically, the scammers send out a text message that appears to come from the U. S. Postal Service, UPS, or Amazon, the news station reported. The text message informs the target that they have a package waiting to be delivered, but that the delivery has been held up by an incorrect address.
The text explains that you need to click the link contained within the text message in order to enter the correct address, according to WGME, but of course, the link does not go to the actual company or organization.
Instead, it takes you to a website that, while it may look legit, has actually been set up by the scammers, the news station said. If you do enter your personal information into the form, your information will be stolen.
The WGME article explains that some of the red flags you need to look for are bad grammar or spelling within the message, incorrect order information, blurry company logos, and a URL that doesn't make sense for the company.
If you have any concerns, don't click the link. Take a moment and call the company that is supposed to deliver the package.