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Attorney General Rokita is warning Hoosiers about scams involving texts and emails about shipping and delivery issues.

Scammers are sending out false texts and emails informing the recipient of shipping-and-delivery issues with items they supposedly have ordered in an effort to steal personal information or lure victims into unknowingly downloading malware onto their computers or phones.

The fraudulent emails and texts often contain links seeming to help the consumer track a package, when in reality those links connect to malicious websites.

These scam messages typically appear to come from such sources as Amazon, FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and others.

An example of such a text received by an Indiana resident is below.

If you receive an email or text of this nature, do not click on any links or reply in any manner. If you believe there is any possibility the message could be valid, contact the delivery carrier yourself by navigating to the appropriate website without using any contact information provided in the suspicious text or email.

If you believe you are the target of a scam attempt, you can file a complaint at in.gov/attorneygeneral or call 1-800-382-5516.

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