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:
- Do not click on any links.
- Do not respond to the message, share the message, or give out any personal, financial or identifying information.
- Delete the message and block the number that sent the message.
- Report the phone number and message contents to the Office of the Attorney General [lnks.gd] or the Federal Trade Commission [lnks.gd].
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.