New "Missed Delivery" Scam Popping up... Be Careful When Responding


A homeowner in Surprise, Arizona got the surprise of his life when he tried to confront a supposed delivery man. He told the man he wasn’t expecting a package, and wanted to be left alone.

What he got instead was a gun in his face.

According to ABC 15, Valley Delivery is not really a delivery company at all — just a shady company trying to mine data. They want your information — they don’t care about packages.

They currently have an “F” with the Better Business Bureau.

When Dave Sollis found a “delivery notice” that had been dropped off at his front door at 5 a.m. one day, he decided to do his research.

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He quickly discovered their less-than-savory reputation.

“I think it’s a big scam,” Sollis told ABC 15.

A week later the driver came by again, and this time, it was 10 a.m. Note in the video below, provided by ABC 15, that the “delivery” man wasn’t carrying anything.

Sollis was ready that morning, and jumped in his car to follow the “delivery” man so he could tell him to leave him and his home alone.

“Chased him about a mile, mile and a half down the road and there I confronted him and a lot of bad wording being used and (him) telling me he can do what he needs to do. I tell him don’t come near my property again, that you guys are a scam,” Sollis said.

The other guy snapped.

“Eventually (he) pulled a little pistol out at me, pointed it at my head and said, ‘get out of here.'”

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Surprise police are actively investigating the incident with Sollis, but it’s a “he-said, he-said” situation with no witnesses.

Valley Delivery is not the only scam trying to get folks’ information this way, either.

Would you chase down a scammer like this?
According to Knox News, a woman was faced with a similar scam perpetrated by Absolute Converters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, over the holiday season.

It’s a clever way to get folks’ information, actually, even just for advertising purposes. In essence, these guys are playing off the desire everyone has to get an unexpected package.

I mean — who doesn’t like a surprise?

Keep an eye out there, folks.

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