Indiana AG Warns Hoosiers of Shipping, Delivery Scam

Scammers are sending texts and emails claiming shipping-and-delivery issues.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Todd Rokita is advising Hoosiers to watch for texts and emails informing them of shipping-and-delivery issues with items they supposedly have ordered.

According to Rokita, scammers are flooding inboxes with these false claims in an effort to steal personal information and/or lure victims into unknowingly downloading malware onto their computers or phones.

The fraudulent emails and texts often contain links purported to help the consumer track a package, when in reality those links connect to malicious websites.

These scam messages typically appear to come from such sources as Amazon, FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and others. An example of such a text received by an Indiana resident is below.

If you receive such an email or text, DO NOT click on any links or reply in any manner.

Instead, if you believe there is any possibility such a message could be valid, simply contact the delivery carrier yourself by navigating to the appropriate website — without using any contact information provided in the suspicious text or email.

“Our team works hard to bring scammers to justice,” Attorney General Rokita said. “Working with partners in law enforcement, we’re regularly catching and prosecuting more of these criminals. At the same time, another big part of our mission is raising awareness among all Hoosiers about these various scams so they can spot them and avoid falling into their traps.”

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