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Expecting packages shipped to your home this holiday season? You’re not the only one… scammers are, too.

Did you get a text message with a shipment tracking code and a link to update your delivery preferences? It's a scam. Learn more.

We’ve learned of a phony “delivery failure notification” email making the rounds. It looks like it’s from the U.S. Postal Service — but it’s not. The email says you missed a delivery. But, it says, if you print the attached form and take it to your local post office, you can pick up your package and avoid penalties. The message might also include a link for more details.

Here’s the truth: the email is bogus and there is no package. And if you download the attachment or click on a link, you’re likely to end up with a virus or malware on your device.

Con artists often use the names and logos of familiar organizations to get under your guard. So how do you tell what’s legit and what’s a scam? Here are some ways to spot a bogus email:

  • It tells you to click on a link or download an attachment
  • It urges you to take immediate action
  • It asks you to “re-confirm” personal or financial information

Another sure sign an email is a scam? If you hover over the link in the email, it won’t show the official website of the supposed sender — in this case, the U.S. Postal Service website.

For more tips, check out our articles on phishing and malware. And if you have questions about a delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, visit usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS.

Scam Tags:  Phishing Scams

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I’ve googled a courier service and found multiple sites which is different from the website provided to my fiancé by the said service.
How do I verify that it’s the legitimate Brisk Logistics Courier service that I’m dealing with?
Do all courier service typically charge a delivery fee?

I received an email from the us postoffice telling me someone ordered an i phone in my name. They wanted $1.00 amd all my mailing information and they would send me the phone. It looked like official Post office logo and even had a tracking number. Is this a scam?

So I meet a guy and he is in Afghanistan. He is sending a package home but the tracking from mng Kargo sent a email that the package was 23kg and that is over their duty free and looked to have some expensive items in it. But it is stuck in customs for 1,727. He kindly asked me if I could help with this fee to get the package. Is this a true company is this a scam. Please help.

HI,can u pls help me I think there is something wrong with my device lately I received more text emails and links.
They say I am a winner of an iphone pro 11 and they want me to get the package and has a shipping fee.
Another mails says that,I will pay by moneygram Php18,000 for the delivery package next week.The name was Franklin Smith,& others is Alex Fabiam,originated from Africa,but he was a Poland as he told me on emails.He says that he is a Security finance officer.A lot of things he ask from me & he says he wants me to be his gf too.Omg..Says that I need to pay a custom fee and terminal shipping fees.Omg it's a 500usd he ask from me.Pls help me.Advise me.What shall I do.That was a fake Scammed.

I get them pretty much every day I just delete them or send back a message to them
.. like I don't want your phone I don't want your LOAN ect...

I got this tonight, idiots still trying this scam;

Hey, this is Jane of USPS, we tried to deliver your parcel today but it is sent back to us. Please contact us here ASAP http://hb08y.com/jVTH4PzQSA

Ok my boyfriend is a marine and sent me a package using ok fast delivery services. And it got held by Custom. I'm wanting to know if this delivery company is even real or is it fake.

AER Logistics cargo also a scam.... When it comes to costume need to pay for the taxes fee...in only 27.3kilo they are asking for 15500peso... And when i try to contact them....it was rejected....from phone number to their emails...

I am expecting a package from overseas I've got the tracking number I received a text message saying I need to pay a dollar it was being detained and it would b sent back I called USPS and I called UPS they both say that they show its at customs so I know it's legit. Is this common?

I experience the same thing. May I ask if this company is legit"aircargo smart and delivery company" because it is the company who is responsible for my parcel.

I accidentally clicked link to USPS scam. But, I “Z’s” out before page showed up on my phone. Should I be concerned about malware. Not having any trouble so far on my phone.

hello..will anyone someone help me? I need answers. My friend sent me package and before he sent the package,he already gave me the tracking number and the link where i can track and trace and all the information, now the package is now in honkong international wc is to be delivered to bohol phillippines. He says that the package inside has a gold ring,a money and chocolates and others. The cargo he sent is ped cargo or prime express delivery. He told me also that i should inform him when i got the package and he will call me also after 2days but he didn't says i have to pay any charges. Is this a scam also? I am so worried cos we don't have time prime express delivery in our town and he also he ddn't told me what courier he sent the package.please help me.

I think this is a scam but I'm not to sure have received email from international security trust company asking for money for delivery

Someone that I thought was genuine "gifted" me a package and sent it out through DHL, but on the invoice in my email, I was told that I had to pay $675 for shipping. I have a feeling that I getting scammed here, and therefore I don't want to deal with it. I do have plans on contacting the local DHL in Waterloo, Iowa about it. I don't plan on sending money though, especially if I can't afford it. The question is this. Is this indeed a scam and what can I do to make sure that I don't pay for shipping costs for something that I never even ordered in the first place?

Hello. I need some help. I met this guys on social media last week. We started talking on Line and he told me that he sent me gifts and packages. I was confused because, We only met for not that long and he insisted on sending me while i'm refusing him. and he just did.

Then I was told by the courier to pay for 1550 USD for the clearance in the customs, in order for my package to be delivered. I'm so confused now. But, Im having a second thought because it doesn't feel right.

hello i also suffer this kind of matter rightnow but the the couriers not text me yet. .. what should i do

I'm getting 5 scam emails everyday, some say from UPS, some say from Amazon, or Fedex or F E D E X, all have these super long email addresses with a .org.uk, or mrcoffeelover, how do I stop them and where are they coming from, why am I getting them?

How do I know if the receipt was legit?

Anyone in here chatting to Jack Chung ot Jake Chung?

Is Atlantic Elite Delivery a scam? Names associated with the company is Christopher Santosh, Lanie Wise, Megan Mossop

a package was send to me through this same company And want to know if it real too they ask me to pay for it , I can find this company

Good Day,
Was it ever confirmed if Atlantic Elite Delivery is a scam. I got a message from them about a package and I have to pay USD750.00 to clear. I think its a scam and is not going to pay any money. The person sending the package if from the UK and works for a shipping company but I think this is a lie. I had my doubts when I started chatting with this guy and now I know for sure is a scam. So sorry for person who did not realize it was a scam and paid money. I am just glad that I did. The comments from other person are very helpful. Thank you all.

I got a text telling me tho check my refund n said my package has been suspended. How do I add photos on here?

I’ve been receiving these text messages and emails almost every single day, how do I get them to stop?

beware of this company antroncourier.com, scamming you with package shipments and asking you to make payments and transactions.
as additional information compare with this company siverexpress.com the content is the same and the pictures are not true.

I got this friend we met on instagram ...we talked and fall in love ...he asked if i have ever received a gift from a broad i told him no so he sent me some showed me what he bought me ...an iphone laptop some shoes a watch and packed them for me ..he asked me my details full name email amd city he even sent me a receipt so the following day i got a text from the xlogistic company saying i jave a par el from england but i should pay the tax fee of $150 in kenyan shillings to Tanzania am still woundering if its real or a scum kindly help me out

his is this guy name Jack chung or Jake chung?

Hi, may I ask if World Class Ds Delivery Company is a scam? They want me to send them money amounting 17500 first before they deliver the product to me.

Those are scams, don't believe that an individual will easily send you such great amounts and gadgets, those are scams to get into your pockets lol

My friend say I send u courier from England to india.. He send me track num of ovo courier service.. 2 days later someone call me ur parcel in Indian airport u have to pay 30000 for custom clearance.. He say send me money on ur account num..ist then we deliver ur parcel.. When I text this num who say I m from custom department.. He say this is wrong number.. Or I also check ifsc code .. Code is orisa Branch.. I think this is scam

Good morning .....I just want to ask if it is legit....I have a foreigner whom I meet in the dating site and he sent me a parcel with complete details and it is hold on the the custody....and it is saying that I will pay a charge worth of 400 dollars before they delivered the package....the receiver is Meji Rose Biaco...from delivery TMB cargo....pls tell me if it is scam..thank you

I am from India. I made a fb friend who requested me 3 months back who is from London UK. We chat on whatsapp. A week back he said he sent me a gift for Easter. The parcel arrived in India after a 1 day. I recieved a call from courier company asking for rs 26000 to pay for delivery charges. I msg him. He asked me to pay it as the parcel contains phone along with other things immediately without delay and recieve the parcel. I was given a personal account number of a lady KK Sreedevi, where I made the payment and asked when the parcel would be delivered. The lady called me again after half an hour and said foreign currency is found inside the parcel, and demanded 75000 inr more for clearance. I refused. I msg the uk friend about it. He said he has kept 45000 pounds inside the parcel for me and asked me to pay the lady and get done with it and recieve the parcel. Anyhow the parcel large amount of money. I have refused to do it. I am scared of what is to be done. Will the police arrest me. I am scared as my reputation is at stake. Please help

I have a chatmate from UK stating that he sent me valuable gifts. He gave me a website and a tracking number. So far, that tracking number works but the logistics company said that they will only deliver the package if i will pay the 18,700Php as a clearance fee..! I just want to ask if it is a legit company? or one of the scammers? the name of the courier is Pedcargo.. Please help me..

We are same situation, I thinks that Prime Express Delivery? on hold with charge of 18,700 ?

Is there an Prime Express Delivery in the Philippines?

Someone been texting me for a month saying "******, we were unable to deliver your package. Follow the link to schedule a new delivery date: https://r2m.in/qZr_Xa". I've already block the number but it still keep on texting me through the other number.

My significant other sent me a parcel from London to Trinidad....i am currently tracking the parcel it is showing me that it in Greece Athens customs department and they are calling me and telling me that I have to transfer 650USD via money gram for them to transloud my parcel and sent it to me???? I need some advice please because I am feeling I am being scammed when I ask for the name of the department and the registration number of the company is to no avail he keeps telling me about send the money to the name he sent I even asked about the name he says that is who have to receive the money to send my stuff please I need help

Can I know if it is a scam my friend i meet online send me a gift item because he love me but some delivery agent message me that the parcel is held by the custom and they want me to pay for $600 so that the parcel will be freed within 48 hours and if they open the parcel and find out what inside the police will after me and i will be imprison please tell me if this is a scam please i need an advice what to do

I do have same scenario someone is sending me a package. And the courier telling me to pay for the shipment because the custom hold because it violated because there is a money inside. The courier told me if I don't pay 990$ they will sue me. Is that also a scam? They also send me also a email but I think the email is not legir because they is no logo

We're same problem here please help me he scam me about 43,000 peso because og the package he send me how can we report this guy please help me

Hi I have a new korean friend he told me that his working on London. He send me some gifts including a big amount of money on the package and now he ask me that I have to pay for the courier. Is this a scam?

Same as me..whats the name of the guy ?

I had the same experience. A korean guy saying he's looking for fri3ndship then saying he is in love with me like that. Even asking to do blood oath to "strengthen" our bond. Then he send gifts and ask me to just follow whatever the delivery company wants to. Very suspicious since he is insisting I pay the import fee. I told him I don't have many but he keeps insisting I get money from $500 to $200 just so I can "pay" the courier. Definitely a scam. I blocked him in IG and whats app.

Someone that sent a package that i refused to pay because i understood that it was a scam. Now is sending me messages that is going to kill me.

What did you do?

is the global link courier service real or not?

Is british fast link cargo is legit.. someone also send me a tracking device and ask to pay a $950

I have ordered a set of clothes from a fake website.. initially I didn't know about that.. but after ordering I came to know that it was fake.. luckily it is cash on delivery.. n my cash is safe.. the package has not yet come.. not able to cancel it as it is a fraud website.. can I avoid the parcel when it comes to my door?

Hi I'd like to know if this is also a scam

A package for me is being held at Boksburg. Reason: broken label (missing information) - Correct it here bxrts.com.....

Actually past few days, I met someone online from UK, he was telling me He gave me a gifts, likes jewelries, phone, bags and whatever, he gave me the receipt, I think that was send through his email then he told he paid already, except the clearance fees, its cost about 5000hkd, they ask me to pay first before they send that parcel UK To Hongkong , that guy send me
the photos of the things he buy it for me,

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