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USPS Text Message Scam: How It Works

We received many emails today in regards to a potential USPS Text Message Scam. Several readers have gotten notifications on their smartphones claiming to be from the United States Postal Office regarding a so-called USPS survey. More specifically, the sender (fake USPS admin) informs the victim that they have a parcel with the recipient’s name on it. To get the USPS office to deliver the package successfully, the recipient has to access a particular website, where they need to fill out a survey.

The latest domain name used by cyber crooks is www.l8smk.info. Do not access it, it is not from the United States Postal Office. Below you can see a screenshot with an example of a fake message. Here it is:

The content states: “Urgent notice for your USPS delivery 7H5H5 from [today’s date]. Proceed to l8smk.info.

USPS Survey Scam: How to Avoid

The UPSP Survey Scam is just a phishing scheme, and it follows the same pattern as the Venmo Deposit Scam or the Parcel Pending trap. These links and pages may also contain a ‘tracking link’ or a message informing the victims that the shipper is having difficulty delivering the package. The bait varies, but the idea is that clicking the link takes you to a form that asks for personally identifying information, or to a site that downloads malware onto your computer.

If you do get one of these texts on your phone, please don’t click the link. Delete the message and go ahead with your day. However, there are text messages and campaigns involving the USPS brand that are legitimate, such as the “Text RBG to 50409” movement.

 

USPS Text Message: How To Report a Scammer

 

Warn your family and friends about the USPS Text Message Scam by sharing this article on social media using the buttons provided. If you are wondering how to report phone scams, you can also officially do it to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

 

Report To The FTC Here

 

How To Prevent Identity Theft and More

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1. Top 5 Facebook Scams in 2020

 

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4. The Nigerian Scam [Docu-Drama]

This movie shows how a victim lost over $30,000 to an intricate scheme which is still around years later.

 

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TOP 5 MUST-WATCH FRAUD PREVENTION VIDEOS

Educate yourself with the videos below:

1. Top 5 Facebook Scams in 2020

2. Top 5 Amazon Scams in 2020

3. Top 5 PayPal Scams in 2020

4. The Nigerian Scam [Docu-Drama]

5. Top 5 WhatsApp Scams in 2020

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