SCAM : We have attempted to deliver your package

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So, I received an sms/text and almost fell for it as I was expecting about 5 parcels from overseas.

FROM: +61478903866

We have attempted to deliver your package UPS016448296GB, but there is unpaid customs charge. Follow the instructions here: (bit.do URL link removed)

So, this is what happens when you click the link. Please don’t do it yourself!

If you sign up on your phone, you get a different result – you get directed to a web page that asks you for your address and credit card info and then signs you up for a $3 per month subscription.

References:

TelGuarder Forum

Who Called Me Forum

Leighton Buzzard Community Policing

Package delivery scam texted to thousands of Kiwis

on twitter: Scam alert: anyone else receive one of these recently?

Two-letter sign this text is a scam

Netsafe issues warning after thousands of Kiwis report package delivery text scams

Internal Affairs issues warning after hundreds complain about package delivery scam

UPDATE:

My partners sense of humour – pinned to the dishwasher this morning after I told her last night that I had accidently clicked the link (she was sent the same SMS / TEXT – she wasn’t expecting a package delivery, however!)

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