‘Invalid address’ delivery scam targets residents in Mississauga and Brampton
Published December 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm
Residents should be on the lookout for a text scam that may fool anyone waiting for a delivery.
The scam claims that the recipient has a package which is stuck in a shipping facility due to an invalid address.
The text message prompts the recipient to reply for more information.
It looks like this:
Residents are advised that the text is an effort from scammers to steal personal or financial information.
Those who are waiting for a package and have questions about its delivery should directly contact the shipping company with their inquiry.
This and all similar scam messages should be deleted and not replied to, as a reply may signal to scammers that your number is active, prompting further scam messages.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, which keeps track of major scams and fraud throughout the country, advises residents to never share personal or financial information with unverified people or groups.
That includes information such as your:
- birth date
- social insurance number
- credit card or banking information