Have you received a text message that claims USPS Delivery of your item will be suspended until the address change is confirmed Beware! It is a scam.
Lots of people have reported the text message and its content which claims recipients have an undelivered package due to shipping address issues, and should visit a website for cancellation.
The aiding usp scam text messages goes this way –
Tracking Number: US9514961195221. Status : We have issues with your shipping address. USPS Allows you to Redeliver your package to your address in case of … aidingusp.com
You don’t need to panic! The text message is not from a genuine source. It’s a phishing text that contains a fake USPS tracking number ‘US9514961195221’. The following number and website is been used by the scammers –
Aiding USP USPS Tracking Scam Text Messages – How Does this Scam Work?
The scammers pretend you’ve an undelivered package due to shipping address issues. There’s a link attached to the text message for redelivery. However, the link ‘aidingusp.com’ is a malicious website. It works this way –
- Requests for processing fee
- Trick you into submitting your financial information
Sometimes, by clicking the link you make your device vulnerable to viruses, spywares, malwares, etc. which can hack your device and steal your passwords.
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Messages Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
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