Have you recently got the following types of text messages in the name of USPS?
“USPS: the scheduled delivery for the package 1z14385 has been changed. Please confirm here: x4fzv info/FGgd2XiFgE “
If you have got the messages similar to above examples, you should know those are phishing messages send with intention to scam you. That’s why you should not click any link provided on such messages, or download anything from such messages, or follow any instruction provided on such messages.
You may also get slightly different kinds of messages but if those messages look similar to the above examples, then definitely you should delete those fraudulent messages.
If you ever get confused and want to know either the message you received is a scam or legit, then you can contact the respective companies by directly going through their official website. For example, if you got a message in the name of USPS, then you should contact USPS to confirm the legitimacy of that message.
The main motive of these kinds of fraudulent messages is to steal your personal information which they will try to do in the following ways:
By asking you to click the malicious link provided on the message which can hack your device.
By tricking you to submit your credentials on the clone sites that look exactly similar to the renowned legit sites but with different domain names.
By asking you to reply to them or call them back directly.
Now you may be thinking about what they will do with your personal information, right? Well, they can sell that to third parties and make money out of that. If they got your credit card information or other payment processor details, they can directly steal your money.
Now you know that “USPS: the scheduled delivery for the package 1z14385 has been changed” text messages with links “x4fzv info“, etc. are nothing other than scam messages. So, if you want to make your friends and families aware of this scam, then please feel free to share this post through your social media accounts.
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