October 16, 2023 at 4:51 am

‘Don’t do anything except report and delete.’ A Woman Warned People About Scam Texts From UPS And The U.S. Postal Service

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@greenwitchmystics

It’s time for another heads-up about a scam you need to keep your eyes peeled for!

And today it comes to us from a woman who warned that this particular scam could result in identity theft AND bank accounts being drained if people aren’t careful.

The woman posted a TikTok video and told viewers to be vigilant about text messages from scammers who are posting as workers for UPS, FedEx, or the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Source: TikTok/@greenwitchmystics

She showed viewers various screenshots of what some of these scam texts might look like and she said, “If you get any type of message like this. do not reply. Don’t do anything except report and delete.”

She said that UPS and the USPS will never text you and if there actually is something wrong with your shipping address, your package will be sent back to you.

Source: TikTok/@greenwitchmystics

She pointed out that you can sign up for text notifications about packages with different companies, but she added, “I don’t think that they text you for stuff like this.”

The USPS warns on its website about this kind of activity and said, “USPS will not send customers text messages or emails without a customer first requesting the service with a tracking number, and it will NOT contain a link.”

So keep that in mind!

Source: TikTok/@greenwitchmystics

Take a look at what she had to say.


I get these at least once a week and for someone who doesnt know better and is expecting something important its very easy to click on a link without thinking DONT DO IT! Check tracking, call fustomer service before anything #usps #shippingorders #smallbusiness #holidaytips #crystalshop #smallbusinesstips #greenwitchmystics #greenscreenvideo

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And here’s how folks responded.

This person also said that folks shouldn’t open emails like this, either.

Source: TikTok/@greenwitchmystics

Another person said they were scammed by fake USPS texts.

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And this TikTokker confirmed that they definitely don’t text.

Source: TikTok/@greenwitchmystics

Be careful out there, fam!