–?Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans about scammers sending text
messages that include a false package delivery notice and a fraudulent link.
The text messages in question usually claim that a package is pending delivery
and requests the recipient to “claim ownership” by providing their credit card
and personal information.
who receives a suspicious text message should take the following steps:
- Do not click on any
- Do not respond to the
message, share the message, or give out any personal, financial or
- 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 or the Federal
companies such as DHL, UPS, FedEx and Amazon will not contact consumers about
issues with a package via text message. Unsolicited text messages, particularly
those containing unfamiliar links or purporting to come from a company you have
not contacted first, should always be treated with caution.
suspected fraud to the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division by
calling toll-free 1-800-621-0508 or by filing an online complaint at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/file-consumer-complaint.