USPS Scammers want personal financial information

Lexington — A scam is going on involving culprits trying to pose as the U.S. Postal Service. They are stating that your package can’t be delivered and you need to put your credit card number in for a $3.00 handling fee. They are sending the messages by text or email. Law enforcement and the U.S. Postal Service say it’s bogus.

How it works: Individuals receive email notifications from scammers posing as the U.S.P.S., stating a package could not be delivered to their residence. The fake notification instructs the recipient to click on a link within the email in order to “print a delivery label and pick up the package at their local post office.” Unfortunately, victims of this scam who click on the link expose their computer to a virus that steals personal information.

Grand Island Police Department says — do not do not respond — it’s a scam.


Source: Nebraska Regional News

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