December 21, 2020

The 12 Days of Holiday Fraud – Day 5: Package Delivery

The winter holidays are upon us and scams that leverage the holiday season to target you are in full effect right now.


Today, we present Day 5 of The 12 Days of Holiday Fraud - our version of the holiday classic The 12 Days of Christmas. We’re warning about the top 12 scams we see leading up to the holidays and how to avoid falling victim to fraudsters.

“On the fifth day of the holidays, my scammer targeted me with . . .”

DAY 5: Package Delivery

Due to the combination of the increasing trend of shopping online for holiday gifts and the COVID-19 pandemic, more packages will be delivered during the final month of 2020 than ever before.

As a result, the threat of scammers using fake package delivery notifications to steal your credit card or banking information will also be bigger than ever. This scam is often executed via an email or text message saying a package is scheduled for delivery and asking you to confirm details.

Holiday Tips

Stay tuned for 12 Days of Holiday Fraud – Day 5.

Check out Day 1: Secret Sister Gift Exchange.

Check out Day 2: Requests for Charitable Gifts.

Check out Day 3: Secret Santa Shopper.

Check out Day 4: Fake Holiday Marketplaces.

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