Monthly Archives: December 2017

Scam Alert: Shipping Trick Fools Holiday Shoppers

By Better Business Bureau. November 28, 2017. This holiday season, be sure to vet websites before making a purchase. Scammers are using phony UPS and FedEx tracking numbers to fool shoppers into thinking their package is on the way, according to recent BBB Scam Tracker reports How the Scam Works:   You are shopping online and find a site with amazing deals. The website and the products look legitimate, so you decide to take a chance and make a purchase. After checkout, you get a confirmation email that contains a tracking number from UPS, FedEx, or another shipping service. What happens next depends on the scam. In some versions, the tracking number provided is completely fake. In other variations, the number is real and appears to work…

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