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A Dead Giveaway

Full disclosure: My USPS packages are delivered by the affable Chris, who texts to let me know he’s on his way, and I appreciate him.

How did I know the iMessage I received from “”, supposedly on behalf of the United States Postal Service, was fake? It wasn’t the nonsense email address, nor the somewhat awkward language, nor the janky-as-heck URL. It wasn’t even the odd and incorrect parenthetical directions referring to an SMS.

An iMessage reading “The USPS package has arrived at the warehouse and cannot be delivered due to incomplete address information. Please confirm your address in the link. (Please reply to 1, then exit the SMS, open the SMS activation link again, or copy the link to Safari browser and open it) The US Postal team wishes you a wonderful day!

No, it was that last line. They came on too strong.