Ever since the start of the pandemic, deliveries by UPS, Federal Express, Amazon of online purchases have become part of every day life and even now, as the pandemic is waning, many of us still find the convenience of online shopping very attractive. Scammers are always taking advantage of whatever is popular with people so it is not surprising that there are many scams related to deliveries following online purchases. I have written about many of these, but there are always new ones popping up.
Many people are reporting receiving text messages that appear to come from UPS or Federal Express indicating that it is necessary for you to update your delivery preferences. In order to do so you are asked to click on a link and provide personal information. Unfortunately, if you click on the link one of two things will happen. Either you will be taken to a page where you provide your personal information to a criminal who will use the information to make you a victim of identity theft or you will download dangerous malware, such as ransomware, merely by clicking on the link.
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