Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a consumer alert to warn Michiganders about a new scam involving fake text messages about package deliveries.
Complaints are being received by individuals who are getting text alerts that they have an Amazon, FedEx or USPS package on the way along with a link to click on. An earlier version of the scam contained a link promising information about a missing package or a link to claim delivery on a pending package.
Attorney General Nessel urges those who receive text messages regarding a package delivery from an unfamiliar number to immediately block the number and delete the message. Do not respond or click on any links in these messages.
The Federal Trade Commission suggests three ways to report unwanted text messages:
- Report it on the messaging app. Look for the option to report junk or spam.
- If you are an AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint subscriber, copy the message and forward it to 7726 (SPAM), free of charge.
- Report it online to the Federal Trade Commission.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand