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Package scams picking up as USPS works to clear holiday backlog

Officials with the United State Postal Service say that scams are being reported, as workers continue to get through a backlog of packages.

That’s right, some people still have not received packages they sent in the days or weeks leading up to to Christmas.

It could take weeks, or months, to clear the backlog, in what postal workers called an unprecedented situation.


“The employees of the postal service are doing everything within their power. We will clear this mail, we will get those packages delivered. Just know that the people are doing everything within their power to get it done,” Lehigh Valley Local Postal Workers Union Rep Andy Kubat told LocalSYR.com.

The warning: If you get a text message that says you need to enter personal information or click on a link to receive your package – it’s a scam. If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be with the USPS it’s likely a scam.

Scammers are attempting to collected personal information, and officials worry that it could continue until the backlog is fully-cleared.



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