Ohioan warned about package delivery hoax

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is alerting consumers of phony package delivery postcards being sent to Ohio homes.

There are reports of Ohioans receiving postcards that say, "Pickup Notice" and "Sorry we missed you!" They list a package number and an 800 phone number to call and schedule a pickup.

The number is actually a marketing ploy and there is not real package to be delivered.

"The company never intends to deliver a package to the consumer. It's just a trick to get consumers to call, " Attorney General Cordray said. "What makes this especially deceptive is that it's occurring during one of the busiest times of the year for sending and receiving packages. It's not uncommon for consumers to receive package notices during the holidays."

Consumers who receive an unexpected package notice in the mail should research the delivery company before responding tot the notice. Check the company's reputation with Better Business Bureau and the Attorney General's Office. If it seems suspicious, don't trust it.

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