(FinancialHealth) – As if things aren’t stressful enough, consumers now have a new holiday scam to watch out for. Shipping delays are very common right now, so scammers are taking advantage of that fact by sending fake shipping notifications to consumers.
How does it work? Hackers send messages that are spoofed to look like they are coming from legitimate sellers or shippers like Amazon or UPS. They generally say a package was undeliverable or that they need more info. They hope customers will click the messages to track or confirm their orders, thereby giving up their personal data.
This isn’t a new scam, but officials say the claim is on the rise, up 440% from October to November.
Special thanks to our friends at Conservative Insider for their coverage on this scam. See their full story here >>
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