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Impersonators

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A couple of years ago I remember reading that thousands of dollars worth of UPS uniforms had been stolen by terrorists. We were warned that if someone in a UPS uniform looked suspicious then we were to ask for identification and call UPS to verify their employment. There is another story where someone was following a UPS truck - picking up delivered packages left at doorsteps and returning later to deliver them again. They were apparently trying to case the homes for possible theft or looking for women alone to assault. I also read of another scam where criminals were trying to disguise themselves as official UPS agents in an Ebay scam (read article here). This is certainly not the first time people have impersonated professionals in order to gain the trust of their victims. Identity theft is prevalent in Internet fraud and scams and we are all susceptible to the deception of these criminals. We should always use discretion and wisdom before we are willing to trust just …