Did you receive an email or text containing the tracking number lPS208497103ZA and a link to a website saying that your shipment needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed? Do you want to know if this message is fraudulent or legal? Read this article to find out why you should be wary of such messages.
Is the lPS208497103ZA a Scam?
This is a scam message and has not been sent by IPS. The link in the text leads to a phishing site masquerading as the IPS website. This fraudulent message claims your shipment (item lPS208497103ZA) needs your attention and you have to click on a link provided to confirm the item. Once again, IMPORTANT, this is a SCAM message sent by scammers!
Shipment attempt 2/2 – ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: ukzd.me/ABcUzQ
How the lPS208497103ZA scam works
The goal of scammers is to trick recipients into clicking on a malicious link in a message. This link leads to a phishing site that is designed to look legitimate from IPS, but is in fact a sophisticated phishing site that is designed to steal victims credentials, personal and financial information. Scam links often contain viruses, malware that is harmful to devices, can lead to hacking and damage to the device.
A fake “lPS208497103ZA” Scam site:
What to do when you receive the lPS208497103ZA text Scam?
The first thing to do upon receiving this text message is to block the sender, as the sender is a scammer. Second, don’t click the link, just ignore it, the link leads to a fake IPS site. Third, delete the scam message. Fourth, let your friends, family and co-workers know about the lPS208497103ZA scam so that they don’t fall victim to such scams in the future. Remember, forewarned is forearmed!
VirusTotal flagged a fake IPS site as malicious:
Examples of the lPS208497103ZA Scam
We have already given an example of a scam message above. Scammers constantly change the text, but its format remains the same. Knowing the format, you can always find out the fraudulent message in the future. Some examples below:
- Shipment attempt 2/2 – Vanessa Pretoruis, ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: igadez.com/qpKzERN
- Your order P0135920134-ZA was to be delivered on 02/12/2022 to your drop-off-point. Collect it here: ufekij.com/qdTfKXE
- We tried to deliver your parcel IPS016448296CA, but there is an unpaid customs fee. Please follow the instructions here: 08o.me/Xw1OZ
- There is an update on ur parcel. Item stopped due to unpaid customs fee. Follow the instructions here: https://bit.do/fLNJD
Here are simple tips for identifying and preventing lPS208497103ZA phishing scams.
- Know what a lPS208497103ZA scam looks like. A few examples are given above.
- Double-check the sender’s address.
- NEVER use links or buttons from unknown sources!
- Go directly to the IPS website yourself and enter the tracking number.
- Don’t give your personal information to an unsecured site.
- Use an anti-phishing plugin for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links.