New Scam Targets Holiday Shoppers

Scammers are posing as delivery people attempting to obtain your personal information, the Better Business Bureau reports.

Stack of unopened box packages on porch of home.
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A new scam has arrived along with your packages this holiday season. But like many others, this one starts with a text.

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the fake package delivery scam begins when you receive a message from a so-called “delivery person” who claims to be having trouble finding your house and asks you to call them. Once you're on the phone, they may ask for details like your full name, address or credit card information.

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Jamie Feldman

Jamie Feldman is a journalist, essayist and content creator. After building a byline as a lifestyle editor for HuffPost, her articles and editorials have since appeared in Cosmopolitan, Betches, Nylon, Bustle, Parade, and Well+Good. Her journey out of credit card debt, which she chronicles on TikTok, has amassed a loyal social media following. Her story has been featured in Fortune, Business Insider and on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and NPR. She is currently producing a podcast on the same topic and living in Brooklyn, New York.