Have you received a text message directing you to pickupyourstuff.com? Does it claim you’ve a Dyson package that cannot be approved for delivery because of outstanding tax? Beware! It is a scam.
Lots of people have reported the text message and its content which claims recipients have a parcel ready to be delivery, and should confirm shipping location or pay current outstanding balance.
The scam text messages goes this way –
Your track #US189222 containing the following products: 1.v11 Dyson. Cannot be approved for delivery until your outstanding tax balance have been paid. Current outstanding balance: $1.34. Additional info: pickupyourstuff.com/0ctihc8I
Sent from 5614290532
The scam text message also comes in this other format –
From: 1 (312) 339-1227, 7722622092
Parcel Tracking: Hello, your package containing tracking # 7367288SS2 is waiting for confirmation on the shipping destination: pickupyourstuff.com/s4jza
Pickupyourstuff Scam Text Messages – How Does this Scam Work?
The scammers pretend you’ve a package ready for delivery. There’s a link attached to the text message for address confirmation or payment of outstanding tax. However, the link ‘pickupyourstuff.com’ is a malicious website. It works this way –
- Requests for processing fee
- Trick you into submitting your financial information
When you submit your credit card details, you’ll receive unauthorized debit alerts. So far, the scammers have used the following numbers –
- 1 (772) 262-2092
- 1(312) 339– 1227
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.