FedEx is warning consumers about a text scam where consumers are prompted to follow a link about their package delivery.

A new scam is making the rounds, and this one involves delivery giant FedEx. Consumers receive a text that gives them their package tracking number, and encourages them to follow a link to set delivery options. There's just one problem: they're not expecting a package from FedEx.

That link leads customers to a fraudulent website, where scammers would try to gain access to your personal information.

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FedEx says millions of these texts are being sent daily. They give advice on spotting phishing emails and texts on their website.

Recognizing Phishing Scam E-mails and sms messages
Recognizing phishing scam e-mails and sms messages is key to protecting yourself against such theft and other crimes. Indicators that an e-mail or sms message might be fraudulent include:

  • Unexpected requests for money in return for delivery of a package or other item, personal and/or financial information, such as your Social Security number, bank account number, or other identification.
  • Links to misspelled or slightly altered Web-site addresses. For example, variations on the correct Web-site address, such as or
  • Alarming messages and requests for immediate action, such as "Your account will be suspended within 24 hours if you don't respond" or claims that you've won the lottery or a prize.
  • Spelling and grammatical errors and excessive use of exclamation points (!).

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