On these Christmas dates, just after Christmas and before the Three Kings, it’s non-stop shopping, gifts, etc. And since there are a lot of people who keep working and don’t have time to go shopping, Amazon, eBay and Co are the best options to use. Therefore, shipping agencies only deliver on January 7th. And if you are expecting a package to arrive from the MRW agency, watch out for this text message.
MRW’s fake SMS
OSI, the Office of Internet User Safety, detected an SMS campaign pretending to be MRW in which, under the pretext of paying the shipping costs, the user is prompted to click on a link that redirects them to a bogus page where credit card details are requested to deal with the alleged fees they have to pay. According to OSI, this fraudulent website “It is very similar in design to the spoofed company, MRW in this case, so that it does not make the user suspect that they are facing a scam website.
The way to check it is check the URL of the web, which is not the legitimate domain, but whoever tries to fake the legitimate one using the company name in the url. In this case, if you click and provide your card details, you will be “They will make unwarranted charges on your account.”
Therefore, as it always happens in these cases, your intuition is the best way to spot a fraud, because if something seems strange to you, it is best to be wary first. If you ask MRW about their customer service, they’ll tell you that this SMS is bogus, and that they – and no other delivery agency – they will charge you more than what you already paid for a package on Amazon, eBay or otherwise – unless customs charges are incurred.
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