SouthPark residents receiving fake package notices

Thieves are using some new tricks to steal your holiday cheer.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chances are you will send, or receive a box in the coming day,s and some deliveries will be missed, but now the North Carolina Department of Justice is warning of fake notice postcards coming in the mail.

NCDOJ says they are easy to spot; they won't have a company logo anywhere on them and will ask you to call a number to reschedule-- which is a major red flag.

"It's not going to be a spoof of what the real shipping companies are using in an effort to get some information from you-- usually a credit card," said Tom Bartholomy with the Better Business Bureau. "It's going to be that official notice from UPS or FedEx with the routing numbers stuck to the door."

Using the Next Door social media app, SouthPark homeowners are alerting neighbors to the scam.

One post reads: "A delivery company (unnamed) had a package for me and for me to call."

Another neighbor posted: "Do not call that number!"

Experts say if you aren't sure if the notice is real, just wait for more information and to give law enforcement a call.

To read more tips on keeping your personal information safe visit: www.ncdoj.gov.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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