AG Paxton warns Texans about text message scam

Ken Paxton
Posted at 9:17 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 10:17:31-04

AUSTIN, TX — Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texans about a text message scam involving false package delivery notice and a fraudulent link.

The texts usually claim that a package is pending delivery and requests the recipient to "claim ownership" by providing their credit card and personal information.

Texans who receive a suspicious text should:

Shipping companies such as DHL, UPS, FedEx and Amazon will not contact consumers about issues with a package via text.

Unsolicited text messages, particularly those containing unfamiliar links or purporting to come from a company you have not contact first, should always be treated with caution.

Texans can report the scams by calling 1-800-621-0508 or go online.