Don't Fall for It: FedEx text message scam

Published: Jan. 22, 2020 at 11:34 AM CST
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Don't be surprised if the latest scam hits you in your text messages.

How-To Geek says the text appears to come from companies such as FedEx.

The message starts out with pleasantries and reads, "Hello Mate, your FEDEX package with tracking code GB-6412-GH83 is waiting for you to set deliver preferences::" followed by a link.

How-To Geek, says do not open the message or click any links. Instead, block the sender and delete the message.

HTG did click the link. Here's what they found:

FedEx says it does not request payment or personal information via unsolicited mail, e-mail or sms messages. If you have received a fraudulent e-mail or sms message that claims to be from FedEx, you can report it by forwarding it to


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