Ups Unpaid Customs Charges Scam. Customs and border protection has advised scamwatch that it will never contact australians via email stating that it requires the payment of duty, gst and/or other charges in order for the purchaser to receive their goods. Please follow the instructions here:
South africa december 1 2015. Mobile users are being targeted by a scam warning of “unpaid customs charges.” the test message sent to spark, vodafone and their subsidy network customers claims to have “tried to deliver a package” to users. Recently, we have received calls from some distraught women who all fell victim to the same scam.
They Offer Redelivery But You Have To Pay Them A Fee First.
The links below go to pages on these other websites were you can read reports about the scams associated with this phone number (ups customer service, claiming we attempted to deliver your item): Beware of the latest customs scam! “we tried to deliver your parcel ips016448296ca, but there is an unpaid customs fee.
However The Scammers Are Not After That Particular Amount And Are More Interested In Getting The Credit Card Details You Enter To Pay These Supposedly Custom.
It could be a scam. Payroll (or other checks) processor: What is the ups unpaid customs charge scam text message?
It Warns There Are Variations Of Text Messages Asking Receivers To Pay Customs Charges For Parcels Coming Into New Zealand, With A Link Included.
Customs and border protection has advised scamwatch that it will never contact australians via email stating that it requires the payment of duty, gst and/or other charges in order for the purchaser to receive their goods. Details that show an email is from a scammer include: Ups paperless invoice allows customers using a ups online shipping system (for example, worldship ®, ups campus ship, and ups internet shipping) to electronically submit commercial invoice data for clearance.
The Text Advises Its Victims That An Unpaid Customs Fee Is Required.
We have attempted to deliver your package ups016448296gb, but there is an unpaid customs charge. Now this is in no way saying that ups are dodgy or pulling a fast one, same with dhl, but you are merely asking for evidence of said charges. The scam version of this job involves printing and sending payroll or other checks or money orders (usually by ups next day ® air or other overnight delivery).
The Emails You Receive Might Look And Sound.
The courier (ups) would have paid this to have the goods released, so natually and legally they are asking you the recipient for this tax which that have paid on your behalf. The text, sent from an australian mobile number, says: The scam has been using the many parcel companies names like ups, an american multinational company specializing in logistics services.