UPS delivery scam targeting residents in Mississauga and Brampton

Published January 8, 2022 at 4:33 pm

Mississauga and Brampton residents who are waiting on a delivery will want to keep an eye out for this scam.

A local resident says they received a text alleging that they still needed to pay a delivery fee for their previous order.

The text advises its recipient to pay their invoice in order to avoid further interest accruing. It looks like this:

“These fraudulent communications are the unauthorized actions of third parties not associated with UPS,” says the shipping company.

“If UPS contacts you regarding a package, the UPS representative will always be able to provide a tracking number, which you can verify on our website. You also should know that UPS may contact you from time to time regarding service offerings or for marketing purposes, but you may always verify our phone number and call back before proceeding.”

Residents are advised not to respond to suspicious messages like these, as they may be used by scammers to attempt to steal personal data or financial information.

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