Woman shares warning after almost falling for delivery scam
MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A Memphis woman wants to warn others about a delivery scam that is going around.
The Better Business Bureau says thieves acting like they work with UPS, the postal service, or FedEx to get your hard-earned money is pretty common.
They targeted Mary Anne May the day after Mother’s Day.
“So I thought, ‘Mother’s Day! Somebody could’ve sent me a surprise,’” May said.
May had been out of town and had just returned from her trip.
“I had just pulled into the drive, I needed to pick up the dog and I got a text,” she said.
A text from what looks to be UPS, saying a driver tried to deliver a package on Mother’s Day but no one was home to sign for it. The message even gave her an address should she wish to go to a warehouse to pick up the parcel.
When May showed up, she didn’t see a UPS facility. No one was around. But there was also an option to have the package re-delivered.
“So I clicked on that link which asked for my name, address, phone number, date of birth, that was the clue but I didn’t pick up on it yet, and then it asked for a little payment which I would have to give my credit card,” she said.
That’s when May knew things were fishy. She called UPS, who told her the tracking number was invalid. Realizing it was a scam, she reported it to UPS fraud.
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South recommends if you…