In a new spin on the package delivery scheme, scammers are no longer posing as mail carriers. Instead, they’re impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection, claiming to have intercepted a package addressed to the victim.
Even if they sound official or make threats, don’t let these scammers fool you. The person who contacted you likely is impersonating an agent and trying to gain access to your personal information and bank accounts.
Consumers have reported two versions of this scheme to Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker.
The suspicious package scheme: You receive a call, email or text saying U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has intercepted a suspicious package addressed to you. You’re instructed to respond immediately or a warrant will be issued for your arrest. When you reach out, they claim the package was…