Beware Text Message Scams

The holiday season is upon us and so are the holiday scams. It is likely with online holiday shopping that you’ve received a text giving you shipment information. Scammers are using text messages with fake shipment tracking numbers and a link to verify shipping instructions. If you receive a text like the one below, do not click on the link! The link goes to a fake shipping company or a phishing website. Data is collected that is then used by the scammers.

Tip: If you get an unexpected text message, don’t click on any links. If you think it could be legit, contact the company using a website or phone number you know is real. Don’t use the information in the text message.

See this article from the Federal Trade Commission on How to Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages.

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