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BBB Scam Alert: Scammers impersonate U.S. Customs and Border Protection | Business

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Stories about fake package delivery notifications made headlines last year, coinciding with a sharp rise in phishing scams. Now that many consumers have caught on to the text message scheme, scammers are shifting their approach. In a new spin on the package delivery scheme, scammers are no longer posing as mail carriers. Instead, they’re impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and they claim to have intercepted a package addressed to the victim.

BBB Scam Tracker has received 26 reports concerning consumer encounters with customs and border patrol imposter scams. Consumers have reported two versions of this scheme impersonating US Customers and Border Protection.

The suspicious package scheme: You receive a call, email or text saying U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has intercepted a suspicious package addressed to…

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