UPS Imposter

Alex –

Victim Location 83686

Type of a scam Phishing

I just received and email from "UPS" notifying me of a coming delivery. I’ve never received such a notice before. I hand-typed the referenced tracking number into the UPS tracking portal and received a "non valid tracking number" message. I did not click on anything in the email.

Tips for potential fraudulent email:

– In the upper left corner of the email it states the email as coming from "Usps" – that’s the United States Postal Service not UPS.

– The official-looking UPS logo looks low resolution.

– Reading the message carefully indicates grammar errors.

– Message also states you can pick up the delivery at the nearest "Canada Post office branch". I’m in Idaho.

– Email address was from "" when the context of the email says it was from UPS (not usps).

Everything else looks official.

I have taken a snapshot of the email and attached it for your reference. As I said, I clicked on nothing on the email itself. Thank you and I hope his helps.

Kevin Nelson

Cassie –

Victim Location 43064

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I’m 77 years old. I received a call today from UPS, John Bedford, 144 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA. He said Publisher’s Clearinghouse has a gift for me. He said I had won 4.5 million. They need to schedule a delivery time. He told her there would be a 5% delivery fee. Then a second call came in asking if we had been notified, but it was 2.5 million. He asked if I was married. He asked how old I was. He asked if I had kids. he told me he had 3 kids. He told me I sound like a very nice lady. He had an African accent, like Nigeria. I asked him if he was a Christian. He said he was a Christian for 21 years. So I asked him why he was selling this rubbish. He asked me if I meant the guys in trucks who pick up waste. He could hear my dog barking, and asked if I had a dog. Then he said he had a dog. He told me not to tell anybody until everything was said and done because the media would be there and they always make a mess of everything. He said he would be out on Thursday at 10:30 am. He told me to go get a Moneygram or cashier’s check for $500.

Craig –

Victim Location 99504

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

John Mason of UPS called me to tell me that I won a lot of money, mentioned I needed to pay $700 for a registration. 

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