A Local Shipping Store in Chattanooga Warns Residents of Scam Emails Regarding Deliveries of At-Home Covid Tests
Chattanooga, TN — The marvelous invention of package tracking with email or text updates has helped alleviate a large amount of frustration for individuals stuck wondering when their package is going to arrive. However, a FedEx shipping store in Chattanooga is urging residents to be vigilant when opening certain emails that seem to be coming directly from the USPS but are, in fact, a scam.
Many people throughout the nation are anxiously awaiting the delivery of at-home Covid tests. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of these individuals by sending them emails that appear to be from USPS with a fake tracking number and statement, explaining that there has been an issue with the order. Clicking on the link provided in the email will take people to a site that is set up similar to the official USPS site. Users will then be instructed to provide their credit card information to cover extra shipping costs that will “fix” their Covid test order. The team at The Mail Box Store of Chattanooga implores residents to be mindful of the fact that both the tests and shipping costs are provided by the government for free.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, “No one will call, text, or email you from the federal government to ask for your information to “help” you order free kits. Only a scammer will contact you, asking for information like your credit card, bank account, or Social Security number. Do not respond. Instead, report it to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.”
As a full-service shipping center, The Mail Box Store of Chattanooga is an authorized shipping outlet for FedEx, USPS, and DHL, and they also offer a wide range of services, such as digital and physical mailbox rentals, digital fingerprinting, custom box making, and much more. For more information on shipping or any service offered, give The Mail Box Store of Chattanooga a call at (423) 558-3340 or visit them online at www.TMBSChatt.com.
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The Mail Box Store - Chattanooga
7022 Shallowford Road Suite 1
Chattanooga, TN 37421