That Delivery Confirmation Text You Received Could be a Scam

There's another possible scam to be aware of so you don't get hacked

January 23, 2020
Text Scam

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Another day, another scam is circulating. Officials are warning people of one that targets victims through text messages. The scam involves sending out texts that look like delivery confirmations from Amazon or FedEx, according to online tech magazine How to Geek

Clicking on the link takes victims to a bogus Amazon page that offers a "free" prize for taking a survey -- but getting the prize requires a credit card number for "shipping and handling," the site reports. It also automatically registers the victim for a service subscription that automatically bills the credit card $98.95 a month. Police say the best way to avoid the scam is obvious: Don't click on the link.