USPS Text Message

USPS Text Message Scam: How It Works

We received many emails today in regards to a potential USPS Text Message Scam. Several readers have gotten notifications on their smartphones claiming to be from the United States Postal Office regarding a so-called USPS survey. More specifically, the sender (fake USPS admin) informs the victim that they have a parcel with the recipient’s name on it. To get the USPS office to deliver the package successfully, the recipient has to access a particular website, where they need to fill out a survey.

The latest domain name used by cyber crooks is Do not access it, it is not from the United States Postal Office. Below you can see a screenshot with an example of a fake message. Here it is:

The content states: “Urgent notice for your USPS delivery 7H5H5 from [today’s date]. Proceed to

USPS Survey Scam: How to Avoid

The UPSP Survey Scam is just a phishing scheme, and it follows the same pattern as the FedEx Delivery Text scam,  Amazon Prime Text ScamVenmo Deposit Scam or the USPS Notification Scam. These links and pages may also contain a ‘tracking link’ or a message informing the victims that the shipper is having difficulty delivering the package. The bait varies, but the idea is that clicking the link takes you to a form that asks for personally identifying information, or to a site that downloads malware onto your computer.

If you do get one of these texts on your phone, please don’t click the link. Delete the message and go ahead with your day. However, there are text messages and campaigns involving the USPS brand that are legitimate, such as the “Text RBG to 50409” movement.

Be also aware of the AT&T Contest Scam, prevalent these days.


USPS Text Message: How To Report a Scammer


Warn your family and friends about the USPS Text Message Scam by sharing this article on social media using the buttons provided. If you are wondering how to report phone scams, you can also officially do it to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:


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  1. Misty says:

    I just received this text this morning (09/29/2020) “Evelia, important notification about the USPS delivery 1A55L5 from 05/21/2020. Go to: http://” from sender number 6464152484.

    First of all, they have the wrong name and second, the link appears to have nothing to do with USPS.

  2. Nicole says:

    Just received txt msg: “Robert, final notification for the USPS shipment 6K71G9 from USPS 08/02/2020. Go to:

    Firstly, my name is not even Robert, and secondly I know that USPS tracking numbers have upwards of 12-18 digits. I’m laughing real hard on this one.

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