Tishomingo sheriff warns about scam involving FedEx package tracking

The sheriff of Tishomingo County said there is a scam involving mobile tracking of FedEx packages.

Posted: Jan 17, 2020 5:50 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2020 5:50 PM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) — Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty said there is a scam involving the tracking of FedEx packages that can get your personal information in the wrong hands.

The way the scam works is someone gets a text or an email that appears to be a legitimate message that he or she has a FedEx package.

When that person clicks the link, a request is made to enter personal information that the person thinks is going to FedEx.

However, the information actually goes to someone looking to scam you.

Daughtery advised people to avoid responding to an email or text about a FedEx order if you did not make an order for a product being shipped through FedEx or you did not sign up for updates on a FedEx shipment.

Anyone who may have been victimized by this scam should call 1-800-GO-FEDEX.  

Also, you can find out more about this scam by clicking here.

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