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Scam using popular delivery company looks legitimate

Texts claiming to be from FedEx about a parcel delivery may be a scam, although no victims have yet been reported in Door or Kewaunee counties.  The phony texts refer to recipients by their names, have a tracking number and a link to set delivery preferences.  The next step asks the recipient to answer a customer satisfaction survey that asks for credit card, banking or other personal data.  Door County Sheriffs Department Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says such scams need to serve as a reminder for people to verify such information through shipper's websites or a direct phone call.   McCarty adds never click on hyperlinks on questionable texts or emails and never give out personal information.

 


McCarty says if you're not sure whether calls, texts or emails are legitimate report them to local law enforcement or just delete them without responding.

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