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On Your Side: Beware of delivery scams

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC/WWBT) -

Crooks may be waiting to steal from you if you're expecting to ship or have a package shipped this holiday season.

There is a phony "delivery notification" email that is circulating, according to WBRC. The email appears to be from the U.S. Postal Service and says you missed a delivery. Turns out the email is fake and you could end up with a virus or malware on your device if you click a link or download an attachment.

Bill Hawkins with AARP said don't expect the delivery companies to replace lost or stolen gifts.

"A lot of times we ship or receive packages with no signature. Once they're delivered you're responsible," Hawkins told WBRC.

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