How the scam works:
(with video below) We have all arrived home from work or running errands to find the familiar looking UPS tag hanging on our door. But with the majority of shipping business taking place online, seeing the brown and gold logo in your email inbox isn’t uncommon (see image). Beware of opening these shipping notifications, however. They play a part in the latest online scam. How does it work?
Watch the video below to see the Fake UPS Delivery Scam explained in detail.UPS Delivery Scam Exposed Video
The scam begins with receiving an email from UPS notifying the victim of a failed delivery attempt. The victim is then directed to click on a link to reschedule the shipment delivery; when the link is clicked, malware is released into the system and the page that you are directed to steals your personal identification information.
How to avoid:
If you receive one of these UPS shipping notification emails, do not click the link. Call UPS’s customer service number or track your shipment online at their legitimate website. Often you will see that your actual shipment is still en route or has not even been processed by your local hub or warehouse. Shopping online and receiving packages in the mail is a wonderful convenience. Just be sure to take these extra precautions to avoid being the next victim of this scam.
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