IPS Scam - International Parcel Service Parcel Text Notification

IPS Scam - International Parcel Service Parcel Text Notification

The IPS Service text parcel notifications below are scams. The fake IPS 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.

The IPS / 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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  • January 31, 2023 at 5:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    This was my one today.

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: gbck.me/ZnxBhk

  • January 31, 2023 at 4:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - Item - IPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: cdqc.me/ZnxSZI Same IPS number but different confirm address.

  • January 29, 2023 at 12:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Silverton, Gauteng, South Africa

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: xvvr.me/ZntpgT

    • January 29, 2023 at 11:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa

      My boss recently received the same message

  • January 26, 2023 at 4:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Halfway House, Gauteng, South Africa

    I received this one today…

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: xvvr.me/Zn8Po9

    When clicking on the link, I get taken to a page with the URL: splendidgift.live

    I am in South Africa.

    Clearly a scam.

    • January 30, 2023 at 3:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Mill Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

      I just got the same one, also based in SA. I clicked on the link which gave me a tracking number, customs payment amount of R34 and a button below that says, "track item" That's where I stopped clicking.

  • January 25, 2023 at 5:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Newlands, Gauteng, South Africa

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - Item-IPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: xaqp.me/ZncmkE is the one I got, I opened it and ignored it

  • January 24, 2023 at 6:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    I got this text

    DELlVERY ALERT (!): consignment #LN78748371662ZA is ready for pick-up in: Mamelodi. Martha, check where to receive it here: odazoj.com/IwQyH1u

  • January 23, 2023 at 10:17 AM by an anonymous user from: Newlands, Gauteng, South Africa

    I got this message:

    "Shipment attempt 2/2 - ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: ukzd.me/ZnjjuX"

    Yep - definitely a scam

    • January 24, 2023 at 4:04 AM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

      I also just got exactly the same message, even the same item number

      • January 26, 2023 at 5:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa

        I also got the exact same message.

    • January 24, 2023 at 3:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

      I received the same message with the same parcel number but different link.

  • January 23, 2023 at 4:46 AM by an anonymous user from: Halfway House, Gauteng, South Africa

    Got the exact same message, tracking number and link. Defo a scam

  • January 20, 2023 at 7:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

    Same scam message:

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: ukzd.me/ZndYHF

    Number it comes from seems untraceable. Usually I am able to identify where the number comes from.

    • January 23, 2023 at 4:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

      I got the same message today. Scam

    • January 23, 2023 at 3:35 AM by an anonymous user from: University of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

      I got precisely the same message with the same tracking number. The link provided is twbn.me/ZnGNOK

  • January 20, 2023 at 12:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

    I just received an SMS from IPS too. Saying that the parcel needs my attention and if not confirmed will be returned. They sent a link with an already filled in reference number. I didn't add any personal details.

  • January 19, 2023 at 5:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

    Scam I got sms that I must fill in my details there's a delivery. Sms from no where. Strange

  • January 17, 2023 at 6:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Gauteng, South Africa

    I got the same not once. They want personal information then you're required to pay something Luke R40. But on the fine print it says that an amount around $88 will be deducted monthly

    • January 19, 2023 at 8:02 AM by an anonymous user from: Silverton, Gauteng, South Africa

      Thank you for sharing, this was helpful and I also got the same and it didn't sit well with me even thou I am expecting some delivery.

  • January 16, 2023 at 7:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    I've got same message and it grap my attention because my full name is there

  • January 16, 2023 at 4:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    I clicked on the link but didnt provide information. What should I do? Can they get acess to my phone just by clicking the link

    • January 16, 2023 at 4:54 PM by info

      No, the link goes to a phishing website. If the requested information on the phishing website is filled out and submitted, it will be sent to the scammers. But, if you visited the page without filling out your information, you are ok.

      • January 17, 2023 at 2:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

        thank you! I was wondering the same, and you've made me feel better!

  • January 16, 2023 at 6:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    Received the same message, including my full name and with the same reference number as many here: IPS208497103ZA. The link was different though.

    • January 17, 2023 at 12:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

      I got the same message. With same reference number

  • January 16, 2023 at 5:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Sea Point, Western Cape, South Africa

    They sent me this #DELlVERY ALERT (!): consignment #CS78943819283ZA is ready for pick-up in: Cape Town. Elijah, check where to pick it up here: afaxaj.com/lWcZHGm

  • January 16, 2023 at 2:01 AM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

    I got a similar message however it also stated my full name which made it seem more real as it is not a generic message. This is the first time I have received this SMS and the first time I ordered something from Overseas. It's scary how they got the timing right.

  • January 13, 2023 at 5:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Fairland, Gauteng, South Africa

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - Vanessa Pretoruis, ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: igadez.com/qpKzERN

  • January 13, 2023 at 2:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Century City, Western Cape, South Africa

    Thanks for this. I am expecting parcels but this seemed suspicious. So I also went to the website link and got the opy-out page, then found this page. Much appreciated.

  • January 13, 2023 at 12:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

    Another ‘version’ of this text received

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - D***Hi***, ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: esilif.com/YaPMeFx

  • January 11, 2023 at 8:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Bærum, Sandvika, Viken, Norway

    Just received a text message. Tried to go to the website in the link I got: iduzol.com and all it was was a page where you could opt out of their "client's database" by entering your mobile number and entering a Captcha code. Seemed weird to me and that is how I found this website after a quick search on Google. After a minute or so of receiving the text, it was automatically moved to the 'spam and blocked' folder by my service provider.

  • December 2, 2022 at 4:22 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    Just received a message. However what I don't understand is that the website you link to is secured. It doesn't warn you about anything?

    Your order P0135920134-ZA was to be delivered on 02/12/2022 to your drop-off-point. Collect it here: ufekij.com/qdTfKXE

    • December 12, 2022 at 7:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Fairdale, Western Cape, South Africa

      SCAM!

      I got the same message. What bothers me is they know my name and I am really expecting a few parcels. Looks like they have inside information. Its a scam look at the address when it goes to the payment page.

  • December 2, 2022 at 3:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Arbor Park, Limpopo, South Africa

    I got the message saying"shipment attempt 2/2 -wi pince, your item-ips208497103za, will be returned today, if not comfirmed; igadez.Com/a21czdk" what does this mean?

    • January 13, 2023 at 5:32 AM by an anonymous user from: Fairland, Gauteng, South Africa

      Got the same message. Thank goodness for Google! Expecting a international parcel as well.

  • December 2, 2022 at 2:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

    got the same msg

  • December 2, 2022 at 2:01 AM by an anonymous user from: Concord, New Hampshire, United States

    I need to have my 39.99 refunded immediately as I did not authorize this transaction.

  • December 1, 2022 at 6:50 AM by an anonymous user from: Hutten Heights, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - Nadia Pretorius, ltem-lPS208497103ZA needs your attention, and will be returned, if not confirmed: oxajub.com/0Ape77C

    This was the message I got

  • November 30, 2022 at 8:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    I clicked on the link but didn't but didn't provide all the information they requested, could I be still scammed?

  • November 30, 2022 at 4:54 AM by an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    So I have clicked on the link and my mail adres, how do I cancel all so that they don't get acess to my info

  • November 29, 2022 at 5:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    I received a message saying my shipment will return if not confirmed

  • November 17, 2022 at 2:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

    I received a scan message that read as follows:

    Shipment attempt 2/2 - (my cellphone number), your ltem-lPS208497103ZA, will be returned 17-11-2022, if not confirmed: ohodiv.com/AxQixff

    • December 1, 2022 at 6:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Erand Gardens, Gauteng, South Africa

      I received the same message today with the same tracking number. The link to click on was iduzol.com/hSOdmtc

    • November 22, 2022 at 5:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Fairland, Gauteng, South Africa

      Hi

      I just recieved the same tracking number ...and it makes sense cos why would two people receive the same tracking number

  • November 17, 2022 at 2:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

    I received this sms today..

    Shipment attempt 2/2 for (my name) your item-IPS208497103ZA, will be returned today if not confirmed

    erigan.link/01Xnxxx

    There is no link that takes me to tracking the parcel, pls be advised that I believe this to be a scam as well

    • November 23, 2022 at 12:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Gauteng, South Africa

      "Shipment attempt 2/2 - (My Name), your item- IPS208497103Za, will be returned today, if not confirmed: opubog.link/rTCLpHL"

      Weird how we both have the same tracking number. Thank you for posting, your assumption appears to be correct on being a scam.

      • December 1, 2022 at 6:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Erand Gardens, Gauteng, South Africa

        I received the same sms with the same tracking number today.

  • November 1, 2022 at 9:32 AM by an anonymous user from: University of the Western Cape, Western Cape, South Africa

    I received a message for the 5th time about them

    Not being able to reach my home as I have an unresolved case of not having paid my parcel and the link was: qnyku.com/9Qd4oj where I have to pay $2 for my item to arrive

  • October 18, 2022 at 2:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Budapest 9, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

    The same message from the 491783953062 phone number, today, Budapest, Hungary:

    Kuldemenykiserlet

    2/2 - (phone number) - az On #IPS208497103HU csomagja, vissza lesz kuldve 18-10-2022, ha nem erositI meg: ajamun.com/jcmTz6z

    • October 19, 2022 at 5:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Eschborn, Hesse, Germany

      Szia!

      Én is ezt kaptam, de gyanús volt. Nekem egy másik fiktív címről.

      Hi!

      I got this too, but it was suspicious. From another fictitious address for me.

  • October 14, 2022 at 7:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Budapest, Hungary

    I got also the same message from the 36301148512 phone number:

    Kuldemenykiserlet

    2/2 - (phone number) - az On #IPS208497103HU csomagja, vissza lesz kuldve 14-10-2022, ha nem erositI meg: efuvul.link/zgdJtXN

  • October 12, 2022 at 2:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Reykjavik, Iceland

    I got one too:

    Kuldemenykiserlet 2/2 - Madarasz - az On #IPS208497103HU csomagja, vissza lesz kuldve 12-10-2022, ha nem erositI meg: upiyici.com/3L2MOl6

  • October 11, 2022 at 4:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    Got 2 of these message in the last week.

  • October 11, 2022 at 4:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

    Why they don't call or leave the number you can call cause I don't have idea about any parcel coming to me

  • October 10, 2022 at 7:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Gauteng, South Africa

    I need to know if how can I get it back

  • October 10, 2022 at 7:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    Shipment attempt 2/2 -, your ltem #lPS208497103ZA, will be returned today, if not confirmed: acujenu.link/xllJcRm

    • October 10, 2022 at 11:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Johannesburg, Edenburg, Gauteng, South Africa

      Go this exact message and started googling... Het bro. Why is my package going to you :P

      • October 11, 2022 at 3:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

        go exact same one… looks like we all getting the same scam package

        • October 12, 2022 at 2:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

          Hahaha received the same message twice. We all getting this package!

  • October 7, 2022 at 1:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    DELlVERY ALERT (!): consignment #CS78943819283ZA is ready for pick-up in: . Agree, check where to pick it up here: elafoy.com/6xMtXH2

    Another scam message

  • October 7, 2022 at 12:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

    I tooo received such msg how can I stop those msg coming to me

  • October 7, 2022 at 7:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    I received the same message opened the link fill in my personal details but I did not fill in my card information.

  • October 7, 2022 at 2:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Johannesburg, Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

    Hi, I just received the message:

    ltem-ID:IPS208497103ZA for my name is pending at distribution - for tracking: upiyici.com/cyC3zb6

    I don't know of any parcel or expecting any parcel internationally...

    Number received from: 0862406503

  • October 6, 2022 at 2:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Newlands, Gauteng, South Africa

    I got a sms, item IPS208497103ZA will be returned today if I dont pay customs fee. How would one know this is a scam?

    • October 10, 2022 at 5:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Halfway House, Gauteng, South Africa

      Got the exact same tracking number so definitely skip that one. “Dear _, your ltem #IPS208497103ZA will be returned today if not picked up at drop-off point: . More info: urakez.com/z11bnLs”. If it weren’t for the “: .”. I would have clicked the link

    • October 7, 2022 at 3:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

      It is a scam. Received a message with the same parcel number.

    • October 6, 2022 at 7:58 AM by info

      Is there a link in the SMS? If yes, post it.

      • October 11, 2022 at 3:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

        utolit.com/ysUGot4

  • September 24, 2022 at 3:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Gillingham, England, United Kingdom

    I got a message saying parcel could not be deliverd and need to confirm adress but when clicked let's get started noughing hapoend . And there was some one in alk day they never knocked

  • September 16, 2022 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    This is definitely an Scam!

  • September 14, 2022 at 9:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    Got a text stating my parcel is onhold due to unpaid custome fee of R34 ...I also put my details to pay coz I had a pending delivery um ex

  • September 9, 2022 at 10:11 AM by an anonymous user from: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom

    I have had 4 of these such emails but I'm waiting for a parcel. However don't know who is delivering it.

  • September 8, 2022 at 10:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Cadishead, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    I've received 5 of these message alerts all saying the same thing

    "unable to deliver your parcel (which is now at our Distribution Centre) due to an outstanding postage fee of $1.50. Please track and re-arrange once payment has been made.

    I have opened the link but didn't give any further information

    • September 10, 2022 at 5:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Greater London, England, United Kingdom

      Dont even open the link because it can bugger your phone up

      • October 6, 2022 at 9:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

        I did click on the link, and then closed it again immediately without entering any information. What else can I do to protect my phone and information?

  • September 7, 2022 at 8:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom

    I’m waiting for my parcel but they say the same thing £150 needs to be paid I did ad £23 pound came out my account If I speak to IPS will they no more or have I been scammed

    • September 10, 2022 at 5:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Greater London, England, United Kingdom

      Our need to tell the bank asap because they take a small amount out first and the wait a few days and then go for the big money.

  • September 7, 2022 at 8:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom

    I’m waiting for my parcel but they say the same thing £150 needs to be paid I did ad £23 pound came out my account If I speak to IPS will they no more or have I been scammed

  • September 7, 2022 at 7:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom

    I have just received an email similar to others here, asking for a small customs fee and to arrange a time slot to pick up my parcel.

    For anyone suspecting the same, check if they have used your full name. In my email, they used the first half of my email as the introduction. They also show none of my details in the email (address, for example), which the real delivery service would already have on file.

  • September 6, 2022 at 12:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Eschborn, Hesse, Germany

    It's doing it on e-mails also under as IPS saying custom fee also. Keep getting them and they are driving me crazy now

    • September 10, 2022 at 5:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Greater London, England, United Kingdom

      And me €2 shipping fee...

  • September 6, 2022 at 6:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Cadishead, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    Keep getting emails about a parcel asking for a payment one says £2 and the other says £1.65 and asked for your details when I go on to your website it says no parcel found

  • August 29, 2022 at 8:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    I clicked on the link bcos I'm expecting a parcel delivery. Entered my details but stopped short of confirming payment. I did however enter my details. Now they claim I signed up for certain memberships n wil b debiting my account. How do I stop this.

    • September 10, 2022 at 5:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Greater London, England, United Kingdom

      Contact your bank immediately

    • September 5, 2022 at 3:32 PM by an anonymous user from: Fairland, Gauteng, South Africa

      I had the exact same happening to me.

    • August 29, 2022 at 9:07 AM by info

      If you submitted your credit card information, contact your bank for help, otherwise, you should be OK.

  • August 28, 2022 at 8:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Cadishead, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    I had the same one saying no one in to take delivery asking me to click on the link I didn't

  • August 17, 2022 at 2:17 AM by an anonymous user from: Cadishead, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    I have had one saying there was no-one in to sign for the parcel and to follow the link to book redelivery. I didn't open the link. I always check before I open yhese types of emails.

  • August 3, 2022 at 2:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Gauteng, South Africa

    This scam seems to be running on https://myyscoot.com which is pretending (badly) to sell scooters

  • July 22, 2022 at 4:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    This happened to me few days. What can I do to stop this

  • January 24, 2021 at 10:58 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I'm in the UK and I have clicked the link, should I call the police? What should I do?

    • September 10, 2022 at 5:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Greater London, England, United Kingdom

      Police wont do anything lol...

      Ring bank immediately

    • January 25, 2021 at 6:47 AM by info

      Clicking the link alone is not dangerous. The dangerous part is submitting your information on the fake website you were taken to after clicking the link.

      • August 3, 2022 at 2:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Gauteng, South Africa

        This scam seems to be running on https://myyscoot.com which is pretending (badly) to sell scooters

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