FTC: Don’t Fall For Fake Package Delivery Messages


Since many people have been shopping online in the last few months, scammers are taking advantage.

That’s why the FTC is urging you to not fall for any package delivery texts or emails that contain a link. The new scam that tries to trick people into opening a text or email about the status of a FedEx, Post Office, or UPS delivery.

The messages look like they're from the carriers about a package. Instead, they link to a survey that asks for a credit card number. FedEx says they will never send messages asking for money or personal information. UPS and USPS have said the same.

The FTC reminds, "If you get something from FedEx, contact FedEx directly at a phone number you know to be true, go to their website and see if indeed there is a package that way."

Source:WPVI