Phishing Scam Aug 16, 2022

Scam Type

Phishing Scam

Business Name Used


Date Reported

Aug 16, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I received a text message that looked like it was from the united states post office stating “PoSt-Your package is stuck in the distribution center for 24 hours due to address problems, please update the correct address in time. ***********************. I clicked on the link and it took me to what looked exactly like the USPS Tracking website. On that page I found a tracking number that looked real: ***************. I later found out it was a fake tracking number. The website has an error message on it that read “We have issues with your shipping address” and a place to verify address. I entered my email address, street address, phone number, full name and on the next page my credit card number. The website showed it would cost $1.1 to reroute my package but the charge on my credit card was $37.80.