Mail delays leading consumers to fall for fake delivery notifications

BALTIMORE — With mail delays, supply chain issues, and shortages, consumers are likely to receive package delivery updates, but not all of them are real. Fake shipping notifications are also on the rise.

Like most people, Chana Rosenblat’s mom was expecting a package.

“She went through her emails and she saw something from USPS, so she immediately responded,” Rosenblat said.

The alert said they attempted to deliver, but no one was home. The email provided a re-delivery option for a fee.

“And they said there was a $3 fee,” Rosenblat said.

It was low enough, so she put in her address and credit card number.

“And then when she submitted, it asked for her Social Security Number,” said Rosenblat.

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