Something’s ‘Smishy’! Don’t Click That Link! USPS Says It’s a Scam!
There is yet another way that scammers are trying to gain your personal information. This time it's through a text message on your phone that looks as if it is coming from the United States Postal Service. This is a scam called "smishing".
What is Smishing?
Smishing is a form of phishing that sends a text message or a phone number. The deceptive text message is received that tries to lure the recipient to provide their financial and personal information. In this case, the scammers are disguising themselves as the USPS.
This may look like a real text but it is a scam to gain passwords, usernames, Social Security numbers, credit card info, and even PIN numbers to steal money and identification.
The USPS Will Never Send You A Link
The USPS has tools to help you follow your packages, and they won't charge you for it. But they won't send you texts or emails unless you ask for them with a tracking number. If you get a text with a link and you didn't ask for it, don't click on it!
If you're not sure about a text but you're waiting for a package, don't click links. Instead, report it and go to USPS's official website from your phone or computer to track your package and find more info.
To protect yourself from scams and smishing, check out the USPS fraud prevention page by clicking HERE.
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