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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Is that text message about your FedEx package really a scam?

Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission

by Alvaro Puig
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

You may be skeptical when someone you don't know sends you a text message you didn't expect and it tells you to click on a link. Maybe that little voice in your head starts talking to you. I know mine does. It says, "Hmm, this could be a scam. Maybe someone wants to steal my personal information. Or get me to pay for something." I guess that's why scammers come up with new stories all the time, like a FedEx package tracking scam we're hearing about. Here's how it works.

text message with a fake shipment tracking code

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