International Parcel Service Scam - FIPS IPS016448296Ca

The International Parcel / FIPS Service text parcel notifications below are fakes. The fake messages, which claim the recipient's parcel has been stopped for unpaid customs fees, are scams created by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims' personal and financial information. Therefore, recipients of the same text messages are asked not to click the link in them.

International Parcel Service Scam - FIPS IPS016448296Ca

The International Parcel Service Scam

"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"

I got another fake text from IEIPS-SMS: "016448296GB" and was taken to a fake IPS (International Parcel Service) website, which automatically entered the so called tracking number and then wanted my personal details and €1.50 for a customs fee. The link in the text is "j5l.website/Xljmb".

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  • November 23, 2021 at 9:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Greater Manchester, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    I just got a text using my name, saying that my item was still pending at my local store and to please pick it up today with a link that takes you to this "IPS" website.

  • September 4, 2021 at 3:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Miami-Dade, Miami, Florida, United States

    I just received the exact same SMS. Curious about what it could be, I followed the links until I got to the payments page. Getting no precision on what could be this package, for which I owed customs fees, I googled the validity of the so-called IPS and landed on your website. Happy to have skipped the payment procedure, I would appreciate if you could inform me on how to ensure no recurrence of this fraudulent scam.

    Thank you!

    • September 4, 2021 at 9:05 AM by info

      Try reporting the text to your service provider.

  • July 18, 2021 at 6:23 AM by an anonymous user from: Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    I love clicking on these, brave web browser allows me to sandbox the page and block trackers and scripts. I very often suspect Google is the culprit here as there is no way my private cell number keeps getting in the hands of scammers except in the case of a breach. Not to mention just having my private unlisted number is illegal on its own. Keep sending me bit.ly shortened addresses, I will only click on them in my secure browser, and I will not enter any info, but I'll accept the challenge. And no I haven't ordered anything. The scam probably would have been more successful if they had pinpointed what exactly was supposedly stopped at customs. But anything bit.ly is so often a scam I usually refuse to click these anyway, even if it is to a reputable company. To shorten the link like that masks the true origin, and that is shady on its own.

  • July 16, 2021 at 12:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Jasper, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Ontario, Canada

    The broken English is amazing "We tried to transport your box, still there is a belated reckoning." Wut? But I tracked their website (made in the last week) to "Namecheap" and can at least report this one. They'll pop up again, but ONE DOWN.

  • July 14, 2021 at 12:19 PM by an anonymous user from: Willowdale East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    This scam is so ridiculous! I just recieved a text from the “International Postal Service” that apparently my item is stuck at customs….the weird part is that I never ordered anything! Lol such a stupid scam! Do people actually fall for this nonsense? I’ve been receiving these scam texts for atleast 2 years if not longer, which makes me think that these scammers must have some success at retrieving peoples (actually victims) information which they use to make a profit. Because why else would they continue to keep sending these texts out. And actually how were they able to get my cell phone number? That’s pretty scary!

  • June 23, 2021 at 2:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

    I have receive a notification too on IPS839204972PT

  • June 20, 2021 at 5:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Stockholms län, Sweden

    Just received text from IPS regarding customs fee. As I was expecting delivery I clicked. Luckily I was never asked for any bank or credit card details

  • June 17, 2021 at 11:43 PM by an anonymous user from: North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I was expecting parcel from overseas and gave all my details to them, what should I do now?

    • June 18, 2021 at 1:01 AM by info

      What exactly did you give them?

  • June 13, 2021 at 6:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Stockholm Municipality, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

    I got today 2021-06-13 a message like ...

    'Dear XXXXXX (the correct name), we attempted to deliver your parcel, although there is an overdue part. Click here: http://9kc.me/AXwnR'

    I clicked and it takes me to a IPS message with the message 'You have a pending delivery. Use your unique tracking code to track and receive your item.', a tracking code and a 'Track your item' button.

    Pushing the button is showing me a new page with ...

    Package information:

    'Status:

    Stopped at distribution hub (outstanding customs charge)

    Shipping via:

    Intl tracked courier

    Customs fee:

    $3.00'

    Then they ask for delivery form, address and credit card details.

    I thought before giving such data it is time to check who the hel is IPS... so I found your lines here.

    Thanks!

    • June 13, 2021 at 7:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

      I just received the same message, even though it was just $3 I was reluctant to give my card number. Now I found out it’s a scam.

  • June 8, 2021 at 3:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Willowdale East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Got one today (June 8 2021). Coincidentally I ordered something from Amazon. It came to my phone as a iMessage. It stated it had a shipping problem because of missing parts. What I order was from Amazon warehouse as a returned item that had nuts, bolts, etc… So I tape on it and up came the UPS sort of looking logo with a message saying the item was being held due to a customs fee of 3$. I went to my Amazon account to check things out and found nothing unusual. So I got on SafarI and googled the name and discovered it’s a phishing scam. Logged out of my Amazon account and cleared my cookies. Went back on to SafarI to google this name again and a realistic apple web page popped up stating I had malware and to click on this scan button before the timer ran out. Cleared my cookies again and reset my apple device completely.

  • June 7, 2021 at 1:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    I received one today with my correct name from a number 323-320-8947. 'we attempted to deliver your order, nevertheless there is an unpaid payment. See more on: (and then a link). At the link it asks for where it should be delivered and payment of $3. It sounds like the same scam.

  • March 17, 2021 at 5:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Alberta, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada

    I received a text message on my phone from a 639 area code. It said "Hey Shea" (not my name), The order is held in our imports center. Follow the link to receive order" I pressed the link and it took me to an IPS (International Parcel Service) stating it had a "pending delivery" with a tracking code and a button stating "Track your item". I pressed it and then it asked me my preferences like, Where do you want the parcel delivered (home or work) when would I like it delivered (weekdays or weekends) and a few other questions. It then stated that "my preferences have been saved" I replied that I wanted it delivered to my home during the week day. It then stated that I had to pay $2 for import duty and asked how I wanted to pay. I did not go any further. Two things alerted me to fraud. 1) Wrong name and 2) I hadn't order anything.

  • March 10, 2021 at 3:29 PM by an anonymous user from: East Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

    I just received the same message...they have some fake tracking number they send via text .iam expecting a delivery however as I looked into this further, when I was asked to submit my information for delivery I'm redirected to a Samsung phone being delivered with an offer of $1 ...$1 for a new phone! Right below my Samsung offer is information for me to complete! Which is odd because UPS already has my information including delivery address!DEFINITELY A SCAM for person information to accounts etc

  • March 10, 2021 at 2:36 PM by an anonymous user from: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

    I thought it was a scam!... when I tried to track parcel there was zero info as to what I apparently bought

  • February 19, 2021 at 9:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    HI how do you stop these messages, it keep on popping up saying you have won an I phone, and then you must pay the delivery fee of R15.00 I am in South Africa.

  • February 17, 2021 at 4:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Streatham, London, England, United Kingdom

    I clicked on the link a couple of times but didn't enter my bank details is it too late to protect the data on my phone?

    • February 19, 2021 at 3:22 AM by an anonymous user from: West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

      HI just receiced this message now but in Portuguese, on my Portuguese number. I found odd since I did not send or was expecting anything...I clicked on the link but did not proceed with anything. I googled this company but nothing showed..Luckuly I found this site that confirmed my suspicious of fraud. Thank you!

    • February 17, 2021 at 6:13 AM by info

      Once you didn't submit your personal and financial information, and install a malicious on your phone, the scammers can't get your data.

  • February 4, 2021 at 6:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Finchley, London, England, United Kingdom

    Just got a text about this very thing from 44 7511 648484 -

    HI there - Your parcel has been held at our shipping centre. Please follow instructions here: oq4.me/ivDPF.

    Very convincing as I'm expecting something from abroad. Like some of the others, I filled in my shipping details then I saw the iphone 12 page and stopped short of entering any payment details, thinking this does not feel right. Clicked off the page and purged SafarI of all cache and websites visited.

    Hopefully got it in time. Normally I'm pretty good at detecting these phishing texts - emails. This was a close call.

  • January 28, 2021 at 6:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Bedfordshire, Dunstable, England, United Kingdom

    I got the same message. As I am expecting the package I filled in my address and summited the form with my address. I haven't filled in my credit card details and did not pay them (by that time I realized this is a scam. Are my personal details safe?

  • January 26, 2021 at 12:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Uddingston, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

    I was scammed today with this site. I clicked to pay the money . I later phoned my bank and told me the money was taken by a company called bestofsalepop.com in cyprus. my bank cancelled my card but to my horror the same company took a payment from my new card (which I havent received yet ) I have no idea how they got my new card number from a card ive not received yet? the only folk who would know my number is my bank . my bank have cancelled my new card that I havent received yet . Ive complained and waait results

  • January 25, 2021 at 10:07 AM by an anonymous user from: EC4, London, England, United Kingdom

    I received a the following messaged:

    We tried to contact you regarding your pending order. Please follow the instructions here:

    The link took me to a fake UPS site asking for £1.50 customs charge

  • January 22, 2021 at 7:41 AM by an anonymous user from: Shasta, Anderson, California, United States

    I keep receiving the same thing but it also involves "my Paypal" account (which I haven't placed any orders with in months) just for this same scammy bu115#1t. but the thing that gets me is paypal, the fake "mail" service and most of the entities that are mentioned in the e-mails and sms/txt messages, dont seem to care.. Ive contacted Paypal numerous times and they just brush it off as no biggie. They r probably a part of these scams because I never hear back and I see no information of them following through... makes me angry

  • January 19, 2021 at 11:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Jurong East, Singapore, Singapore

    Received this message:

    "HI there - Your order has been stopped at our shipping centre. Please follow instructions here: k09.me/WqEXM"

    Clicking on the above led me to a separate page under "International Parcel Service" and a tracking code.

  • January 17, 2021 at 11:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Greater Manchester, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    HI, I was texted today by the same fraudsters

    Phone No.

    447541907006

    Link to website

    r7p.me/Wi85Y

    asking for £1.50 for unpaid import duty.

    When asked to fill in details, a page pops up

    hxxps://sdfg.biopule.com/gb/

    offering an iPhone for £1.I guess it's to get you payment account details.

  • January 15, 2021 at 9:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Surrey, Woking, England, United Kingdom

    I received a text where they even mention my name!

    It reads: "HI Xxxx - Your item has been held at our shipping centre. Please follow instructions here: r7p.me/WyUMI"

    I'm not expecting any packages from abroad and would have ignored it completely, but it is scary that they have my name.

  • January 14, 2021 at 6:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Rochdale, England, United Kingdom

    I received this today to my UK number, I opened the text as I am actually expecting something to be delivered from China. Call it spidey sense but it smelt like a phishing website so I looked it up online, thankfully I found this before commencing...

    normally I'm pretty good with scam mails/texts, it just so happens I was expecting a delivery so got suckered in, I'm sure this will happen to others so wanted to add to these comments

  • January 12, 2021 at 1:58 PM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I had this today, I would usually dismiss something like this but I am currently having a parcel delivered from abroad and I thought it may be legit. Luckily I found this page though. The message was from a UK mobile number.

    44 7541 935901

    And read: HI there - Your parcel has been held at our shipping centre. Please follow instructions here: 2vc.me/WjgJn

    The link took me to the following page: hxxps://trackingie.informationoverload.club/uk/...

  • January 12, 2021 at 6:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Donnington, Newbury, England, United Kingdom

    Got this today clicked link and entered address but realised something wasnt right and left the page is my personal details safe

    HI there - Your parcel has been held at our shipping centre. Please follow instructions here: 6wj.me/WjAQn

    That is the exact message I received

  • January 11, 2021 at 12:20 PM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    Just had a text. Put in my address but got suspicious when it asked for card details. Will my accounts be ok

    • January 11, 2021 at 1:23 PM by info

      You should be ok once you did not enter your credit card or other financial information.

  • January 5, 2021 at 3:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Greater London, England, United Kingdom

    I paid the £1.50 because I was expecting a parcel from china. What should I do and who should I contact. It says my parcel. Should be delivered tomorow. I am now worried. Shoukd I contact my bank?

    • January 5, 2021 at 3:26 AM by info

      Yes, please contact your bank. Let them know that you unknowingly used your credit card on a fraudulent website.

  • December 26, 2020 at 7:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

    Thank you for creating this page and letting everyone know this is a scam. I was waiting for a parcel when I got the text message so nearly paid the customs charge.

    The SMS was from the number 20740 saying, 'Your item has been delayed. You can re-book your delivery slot here. Please update it now. 21h.me/7ondS'.

    The URL took me to the IPS tracking page with the tracking number IPS082194730UK and asked me to pay a £1.50 customs charge.

    • January 26, 2021 at 9:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Hatfield, England, United Kingdom

      I got the same text today 26/1/21 with the exact same tracking number! I’m expecting something from abroad as well so I was think it was real until I googled the tracking number and your response came up! Thanks :)

      • February 17, 2021 at 11:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

        Hah I also got exactly the same tracking number! Stop trying to take my parcel :p. Eurgh, they nearly got me tbh. I didn't recognise the company name but it was the iPhone ad that really got me suspicious. FYI useful to report this to 7726 to get it blocked by operators. Just forward the text to that number. https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/problems/tackling-nuisance-calls-and-messages/spam-texts

    • January 4, 2021 at 7:32 AM by an anonymous user from: Hatfield, England, United Kingdom

      I am aslo waiting for a parcel and got this exact same tracking number and exact same custom charge asked for (£1.50) Text from 66573 said 'You have a pending delivery. Use your unique tracking code to track and receive your item.'

      I clicked on delivery options. I had a choice of 'I want it delivered' or 'Collection Point'. When I clicked on collection point it took me to a page which said you item is already at the depot. BUT didn't say where the depot was. When I clicked on 'I want it delivered' it took me to a page wanting personal details and a 'be into win' Apple iphone. So suspected a scam and didn't fill in my details. It looked quite authentic up to that point. Be careful

  • December 19, 2020 at 8:01 PM by an anonymous user from: City Commercial Core, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    Are they able to access your phone if you click on the link but dont pay the $1 customs fee

    • December 19, 2020 at 11:12 PM by info

      They can only access your phone if download and install a malicious app.

  • December 18, 2020 at 1:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    I got this a scammy message for this ips bs company about undelivered package . They know people are waiting for their package in this holiday season. The number they texted from is 667 222 2109 . They ask for a 1$ fee

  • December 17, 2020 at 3:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Auckland Central, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    Thanks for posting, my partner got the same message today, "win iPhone" gave it away, not hilarious but in a trolling way, a funny kinda warning

  • December 16, 2020 at 9:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Brisbane City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    I got a text message saying:

    There is a service update on ur delivery. Please check its status here: https://bit.do/fLVM4

    Since I am expecting a few packages from overseas, I clicked on the link. It took me to a website for IPS that looks authentic. It asked me to put in my details and pay the $2 custom fee. Up to this point, I thought it was legitimate, but when I clicked next, it asked me for my shipping info but also said there was a chance to win an iPhone. This is when I realised this was a scam.

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