If FedEx is delivering a package, they know where to take it. However, this FedEx delivery text scam plays into our worries about packages and theft.
Who Is It Targeting: Delivery customers
What Is It: Phishing scam that steals information, potentially installs malware
What Are They After: FedEx is warning consumers of a new phone-based FedEx scam that targets users to steal their information, install malware on their device, or both. A text from an unknown number asks you to click the link in order to give instructions on delivering your FedEx package. With so many consumers shopping online now, it might not seem odd to receive such a text. The problem is the text did not come from FedEx. Scammers are simply trying to use the FedEx delivery text scam to get you to click the link and provide them with sensitive information.
How Can You Avoid It:
- Never click any link—by text, email or instant message—if you cannot verify the source
- When in doubt, check with the company that supposedly sent it
- Never follow through with the message, rather go directly to the company’s website on your own
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft or a FedEx scam, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at 888.400.5530. Find more information about current scams and alerts here. For full details of this scam check out this article from WBRZ.com.
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