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Do Not Click The Link. Scam called 'Smishing' is now active.

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A text message just showed up on my cell phone. 

It looks like this: 

USPS ECCC SMS: Your shipment has been processed at our facility but is currently on hold due to incomplete ad dress information. To facilitate timely del ivery, we request you verify your addr ess through the link provided below:……   

(Reply to 1, keep the SMS and open the SMS activation link again or copy the link to open in Goo gle Chrome.)

I’ve cut off the rest of the link to the tinyurl because clicking that link could be hazardous to you. 

The message came from a phone number out of Tajikistan. 

So I googled the header (USPS ECCC SMS) and lo and behold, it’s a Postal Service scam called “Smishing”. 



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