So for the past month or so my husband has been getting an message on his phone claiming to be from the United States Postal Service. This message says that his package cannot be delivered due to incomplete address.
First of all, USPS does not send out text messages like the ones received.
Second, USPS uses a national database of all postal addresses when putting shipping labels on packages and if the address were wrong, it would show in their database when attempting to send the package. I believe that they use the addresses to determine the shipping costs too.
Third, when you open the link it goes to the above page. Nice, but not USPS. Notice the “usps.infortrck.com” is not the tracking page for USPS. The actual tracking page for USPS is tools.usps.com/…
What is interesting is that whomever designed this web page did an interesting thing. They used USPS’s own site as for the redirection of all links. So, if you do click on a link on their page it takes you to USPS’s actual site, and the actual page that you requested. Sneeky.
So, just for fun, I filled in their requested information, with colorful words of course, to find out what they were doing. After putting in my address and phone, they send you to the credit card information page. Of course it only costs just 30 cents for a re-delivery charge… LOL.
I also copied their tracking number provided, and entered it into USPS’s real tracking system and low and behold it came up as an improper number. LOL gee wonder why..
So be advised, this new scam, while looks and feels good, is bad, and tell others not to fall for it. I am sure many have already.
Oh and it seems that it is being sent to Iphones specifically, as the message they send mentions safari and iphone. Wonder how they are targeting iphones specifically?