'Recovery Services' Phone Scam Seeks Potentially Scary Information

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A recent scam caller claiming a company called "Recovery Services" has an unclaimed Christmas package it wants to deliver demonstrates how creative scammers can get when trying to con you out of important personal information -- a home address, in this case.

The caller, speaking from an I.D.-masked number, starts with the pitch about a missing package. But if there's any hesitation, the pitch changes quickly into a variation on the classic lottery scam, with the same caller now claiming he has an envelope with $275,000 or $277,000 awaiting the lucky recipient, winner of his company's sweepstakes this month.

All you have to do to claim your lost Christmas package, lottery windfall or both is verify your correct name and mailing address, of course.

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