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December 18, 2023

Watch Out for Package Delivery Scams

These days, it seems like we’re always waiting for a package to be delivered—and scammers know that.

Watch Out for Package Delivery Scams

Beware of Unsolicited Messages

Be cautious of unexpected texts, phone calls, emails, or door tags claiming issues with your shipment. Scammers often create convincing messages, complete with legitimate logos, urging you to click a link or call a specified number. These scam messages can look real. They might even include a legitimate delivery company’s logo.

Avoid Clicking or Calling

Never click on links or call numbers provided in unsolicited messages. Clicking could expose your device to malware while calling might lead to sharing sensitive information like credit card details or your social security number.

What to Do If You Receive a Suspicious Message

If you’re expecting a package, go to the carrier’s website directly, or check with the retailer to see the status of your order. If there is an issue, contact the company directly, and not through the information in the text or email.

By staying informed and adopting a cautious approach, you can navigate the online shopping season with confidence and minimize the risk of falling victim to package delivery scams.

About Fidelity Bank
Fidelity Bank has built a strong history as a trusted financial advisor and continues its mission of exceeding client expectations through a unique banking experience. It operates full-service offices throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties, along with a limited production commercial office in Luzerne County and a Fidelity Bank Wealth Management Office in Schuylkill County. Fidelity Bank provides a digital banking experience online at, through the Fidelity Mobile Banking App, and in the Client Care Center at 1-800-388-4380. Part of the Company’s vision is to serve as the best bank for the community, which was accomplished by having provided over 4,100 hours of volunteer time and over $1.7 million in donations to non-profit organizations directly within the markets served throughout 2022. Fidelity Bank’s deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation up to the full extent permitted by law.