Yep, the holiday season is in full swing and the crooks are out to help themselves…
Please be alert to the possibility that you will receive “alerts” via text message (and email too) that purport to update you on the shipping status of something you have ordered.
We strongly recommend that you NOT click that link in the text unless you are positive it’s from the seller or shipper.
Messages that look like this should be immediately suspect:
Ups – package 1z18043 status – shipped!
Click here: j1fnz.info/iqbRGdhgpP
There are several variations on this theme and none of them do good things for you. Some will waste your time with obvious shenanigans, others will do their best to steal from you.
Here’s an article from earlier this fall on the topic: https://www.howtogeek.com/511049/psa-watch-out-for-this-new-text-message-package-delivery-scam/
If you want status on a package, I recommend that you go back to the order or shipping confirmation email message from your vendor that lists the details of your order and follow that trail to your parcel status.