The US Postal Service is all over the news these days and that means scammers are going to be looking to use the USPS to scam you. I got this text message last week.

I received this text message and it read :

"Rik, We found a package from July owed to you - kindly assume ownership and confirm delivery."

There was of course a link enclosed for me to click but I didn't.

It was suspicious and I didn't recall having a package at the post office and I didn't have one waiting for me.

I'm one of those people that when I see something suspicious, I use Google to find out more without clicking on the link in the original text or email.

I typed in (585) 285-6353 into the Google search bar and up came the number as a suspected spam number. I suspected it but now I confirmed that someone was trying to scam me.

I deleted the text and funny thing, the next day, another text from another number said the same thing.

I deleted both numbers and blocked them.

I try to be vigilant when it comes to scammers. I get emails from Amazon and other commerce sites all the time but I never click on the link inside. I always go to the original vendor site to check my accounts just in case I'm ever in doubt.

I'm not sure if you've seen this text message before but if you have, beware because it's a scam that could potentially be dangerous to you.

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