I hope you are well.
I’d like to advise you about an SMS delivery scam sweeping the world. The scammers are preying on the fact that many people are waiting on packages to be delivered for the holiday season. Be on the lookout, or you could have your bank account and credit card emptied in seconds. Here is everything you need to know about the scam and how to protect yourself.
How the attack works:
- The attack starts with victims receiving a text message from what looks like their local post office telling them they must pay customs duties on a package being sent to them.
- The messages include a link that leads to a website that looks exactly like their local post office.
- The page tells them they must pay a small fee to get their package released. Because the fee is minimal, most people expecting a package will pay it with no problem.
- As soon as the victim enters their credit card details, the scammers will empty their credit card in seconds.
- To make it even worse, while they are draining your credit card, the attackers will also tell the victim that their credit card has been refused and ask for another card. This is just a ply to see if they can empty two of the victim’s cards.
How do you protect yourself?:
- Do not click on the link if you receive a message from your post office asking you to pay a fee.
- Instead, go directly to their website and find the relevant payment page. If there is a fee, you can pay it there, safely knowing you have not clicked on a fraudulent link.
- You can also call your local post office by telephone and ask them if the link is legitimate.
- If all that fails, run the link through Incognito’s website checker, and we will tell you if the link is safe.
Please pass this message on to as many people as you can. Many people are being scammed at the moment as they
Wishing you all the best; let me know if you need help.
Incognito Privacy Care Team.