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Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: September 29, 2023 10:51AM
This morning, I received this message (below) in Messages. The initiator of the message is using a hotmail.com address.

The funny thing is, I'm expecting a letter/package from the US, and it has been delayed. (Actually, I assume many people are in the same situation.

thanks, Todd's patient and wary keyboard

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U.S.P.S - Your package arrived at the warehouse but could not be delivered due to incomplete address information. Please confirm your address in the link.


(Note: I deleted the URL, lest anyone want to click on it. It ends with a .top suffix.)


(Please reply 1 and restart iMessage to activate the link or copy the link to open in your Safari browser)


The U.S.P.S team wishes you a great day!
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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 29, 2023 10:52AM
Yep.
I have gotten those, too.
Delete immediately.





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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: September 29, 2023 10:54AM
Done.
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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: Microman
Date: September 29, 2023 11:20AM
Thats correct, it seems the last 2 times that I have expected a package I am getting this type of message. I am wondering how they are getting the info in the first place to intercept.
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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 29, 2023 11:38AM
Those have been arriving with some regularity for several years. Before that as emails.

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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 29, 2023 11:44AM
hotmail? emoticon-tv-015

You have to ask yourself, how did the USPS get my contact, and since they can barely keep regular mail running, how on earth does some flunky have time to send you some notice ... no one, never.





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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: hal
Date: September 29, 2023 11:50AM
once you get to 'hotmail', there is no reason to go further even if you have a package that has been delayed
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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 29, 2023 11:59AM
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Microman
I am wondering how they are getting the info in the first place to intercept.

This is an incredibly important question. If Microman isn't across a border (near Lakewood on member map), it means the USPS notification systems is compromised somehow. With all the funding issues that DeJoy has triggered, I doubt their cyber department is up to tracking it down quickly.



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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 29, 2023 01:09PM
It's not the USPS, obviously.


If it was, it would be the USPS, not U.S.P.S.

And hotmail, again, obviously not.

If the USPS was to provide an address, it would probably be a .gov domain.

It a coincidence.

Send out a eleventy-billion of those scam letters, and somebody is bound to be expecting a package that's coincidentally, has been delayed.






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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: hal
Date: September 29, 2023 01:35PM
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RAMd®d
It's not the USPS, obviously.


If it was, it would be the USPS, not U.S.P.S.

And hotmail, again, obviously not.

If the USPS was to provide an address, it would probably be a .gov domain.

It a coincidence.

Send out a eleventy-billion of those scam letters, and somebody is bound to be expecting a package that's coincidentally, has been delayed.

USPS often uses .com domains - in fact, I can't recall ever getting email from USPS with a gov suffix. At least, that's the way it is when I order shipping supplies from them.
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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 29, 2023 01:50PM
every friggin day



!#$@@$#!

What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?

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Re: Is this a new type of scam (posing as the US Postal Service)?
Posted by: Janit
Date: September 30, 2023 04:48AM
Junk. I get them from "UPS" and "FEDEX" too, as well as no-name shippers.
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