Scams being delivered to your door

December 10, 2015

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) –

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office warned their Facebook followers about a delivery scam.

 

According to the Better Business Bureau, you get a phone call from a delivery company

According to the Better Business Bureau, you get a phone call from a delivery company saying you have a package coming. When a delivery person shows up, they’ll ask for your credit or debit card to pay for the package.

The “card scanner” they use to swipe your card is a device that collects your information, which can lead to unauthorized charges or identity theft.

The sheriff’s office is warning residents to “be wary” when receiving packages during the holiday season.

Better Business Bureau shared some tips to protect yourself from a potential deliver scam:

  • Do not give your credit or debit card to someone at the door.
    • Some delivery companies may ask you to show some identification, but, unless you expected to pay for the package, there shouldn’t be a delivery fee.
  • Be suspicious if you don’t recognize the delivery service.
  • Look out for other scams.
    • There are a lot of otherscams going on around the holiday season. Be on the lookout!

via- WECT

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