Purolator Tracking App Scam: How It Works
Keep your eyes wide open for a new Purolator scam. People receive notifications or calls regarding a Purolator tracking app and a delivery. One of the numbers that scammers use is (514) 244-0509, while the rest are coming from the 438 area code. The tricksters claim to be Purolator offices and inform text recipients that they’ve received a package – and obviously need to claim it. To get Purolator to deliver your box, you have to access a website.
This is the new version of the old Purolator scam perpetrating via email – see a screenshot below.
They are not from the Purolator headquarters, so delete them. As you can see above, the message varies but typically goes along these lines: “Dear client, we noticed a parcel was left to our office for you and the address on file keeps showing the wrong location. We hereby advise that you get the receipt of the parcel and verify the correct address for us to convert the parcel to you. Thanks! Purolator Inc. (link provided)”.
If you click on any of the links you are required to pay some customs fees. The amount is not big (maybe $3) but enough to get you to submit your credit card number. Just like many other text message scams.
Purolator Scam: How to Avoid
This Purolator Scam is one of the plethoras of phishing scams. Most of these schemes are based on the same principle. On every malicious site listed on these notifications, victims find a form that requires filling out their personal information. In worse cases, they can open pages and links that enable macros which, in turn, download malware onto their devices. What can you do?
Do not click on these links and please report the Purolator scam. Let’s see how you could do it.
Purolator Tracking Scam: How To Report
All the phone scams need to be reported to the authorities. Let your friends know about the Purolator Tracking Scam by sharing this article online, on your social media platforms. To report it, you can do it through the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) using the link below:
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