Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene

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There is a new scam to be aware of according to Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. Scammers are sending text messages and emails that appear to be from FedEx.

“The messages ask you to click on a link to set delivery preferences. After clicking on the link, you will be asked to enter your credit card information to receive a free gift,” the Columbus Sheriff’s Office explained.

The law enforcement office made the following suggestions if you receive a suspicious email.

  1. Do not click on the link in these messages.
  2. Simply delete the message.
  3. If you want information concerning the location of a package you are waiting on, please go directly to FedEx’s website to track your package.

The Sheriff’s Office posted a screen shot of a message FedEx issued about the scam on their Twitter page.

The FedEx message stated, “We do not send unsolicited texts or emails requesting money, package or personal information. Suspicious messages should be deleted without being opened and reported to abuse@fedex.com.”