BDA Express Warns of Fraudulent Texts and Emails Claiming Undelivered Packages

Bermuda shipping company BDA Express warns public about fraudulent messages seeking personal and payment info on fake website. Police investigating, urging caution against online scams.

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BDA Express Warns of Fraudulent Texts and Emails Claiming Undelivered Packages

BDA Express Warns of Fraudulent Texts and Emails Claiming Undelivered Packages

BDA Express, a local shipping company in Bermuda, has issued a warning to the public about a wave of fraudulent text messages and emails claiming recipients have undelivered packages. The messages, which the company says are originating from Pakistan, direct people to a fake website designed to resemble BDA Express's official site.

According to BDA Express, the fraudulent messages prompt unsuspecting individuals to provide personal and payment information on the bogus website. The company has contacted the Bermuda Police Service about the scam, but fortunately, no one has reported losing money to it so far.

BDA Express is urging the public to disregard the fraudulent messages and refrain from providing any payment details. The company emphasized that its real website ends with the Bermuda domain '.bm', and it never requests payment through its website.

Why this matters: This scam highlights the ongoing threat of online fraud and the importance of verifying the authenticity of unsolicited messages, especially those requesting sensitive personal or financial information. Shipping companies and their customers are increasingly being targeted by sophisticated scams designed to steal money and identities.

The Bermuda Police Service has launched an investigation into the fraudulent messages and is advising the public to exercise caution when responding to unsolicited requests for personal banking details, whether received via text message or online. "We encourage anyone who has received these fraudulent messages to report them to the police," said a spokesperson for BDA Express. "By working together and staying vigilant, we can help protect our community from falling victim to these scams."

Key Takeaways

  • BDA Express, a Bermuda shipping company, warns of fraudulent messages about undelivered packages.
  • The messages direct people to a fake website to steal personal and payment information.
  • No one has reported losing money to the scam so far, but BDA Express urges caution.
  • The company's real website ends in '.bm' and it never requests payment through the website.
  • The Bermuda Police Service is investigating the scam and advises the public to report any fraudulent messages.