Fake Delivery Scam Alert
Haverhill Police is warning residents of an unusual delivery scam aimed to obtain your credit or debit card details. A fake delivery company is contacting victims claiming they have a package for them and they must be home to accept it. Upon delivery, the courier requires a small delivery charge to be paid by credit or debit. They will not accept cash. The card reader they use contains a device that saves all the card’s information. The scammer uses the information to create a duplicate card and uses the unsuspecting victim’s money for their own personal gain.
Never accept any unexpected gift or package if you do not personally know the sender or there is no proper identification of who the sender is, especially if you are required to pay any amount to receive the delivery. Never pay for something or provide financial information to anyone unless you initiated the purchase.Return to main Fraud Alerts page