SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a post on their Facebook page, the Springfield Police warned residents about a new scam that deals with fraudulent package tracking.
According to the Washington Post, people have reported receiving texts that appear to come from FedEx or another delivery service, which asks them to set up delivery preferences, with a fake tracking code in the text.
The link in the text takes users to a fake Amazon listing, which has a prompt for them to complete a customer satisfaction survey to claim a reward. In order to claim it, users are requested to cover shipping and handling costs as well as providing their address and credit card information.
While it seems like common sense to not click on suspicious links or text, the Springfield Police Department urges any residents who may have suspicions about the authenticity of any texts they recieve to double check witht he source.
"When in doubt about a tracking number go to the main website of the shipping company and search the tracking number yourself," the department said.