eye! SMS with package pick-up notices that are a scam

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During the last days you may have received an SMS or several in which it was indicated that you had a package pending collection, or it is signaled that a packet could not be entered. Generally, these messages include a link to a web page in which, supposedly, the delivery can be rescheduled, or know in what state the order is.

If you have not requested or sent a package recently, you will quickly realize that it is a scam, one of the most popular in recent days. But if you are waiting for an online order or have sent something, you may be deceived. At the end of the day, it is easy to be waiting for a package … or even if nothing has been bought, the curiosity of receiving a surprise, and with that the cybercriminals who have devised this scam denounced even by the National Police play.

And it is that in the last days thousands of messages have been distributed by SMS warning of the existence of a package that has to be collected or has not been delivered. Cybercriminals in most cases do not even mention the shipping company, although other times they pose as companies such as Correos, DHL or Seur.

Spam message

Generally, the user is even named by the name that another person has registered for him in his contact book, since what happens is that when a user falls for the scam, his / her agenda is accessed and the message is sent back to his / her contacts. Of course, the phone number from which it is sent usually varies, and is not usually known or registered in the user’s phonebook.

If the link is clicked to supposedly receive the package, the user is redirected to a web page where your personal data is requested, which will be compromised, or all kinds of malicious applications that will end up downloading an application on your phone, thus giving you access to the content of your agenda or allowing you to access sensitive information such as the bank details of the applications you use on the phone.

For all this, if one of these messages is received simulating the possession of a package to be delivered or lost, its veracity should be questioned and check, for example, that the link has not been shortened and that it actually leads to the website of a courier service. But yes, to the official website, and not to any type of imitation that cybercriminals may have created. That is why it is necessary to check the URL, as well as all the texts and designs on the website, because if translation or writing errors are shown, it may be a false website.

Be that as it may, if you have doubts, it is best to ignore the received message or directly delete it. Everything except click on the link, access that website and provide personal data or download.

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