The Better Business Bureau Warning of a Smishing Scam involving Text Messages

Some people in East Tennessee are seeing an increase in text scams.

Some people are receiving text messages from someone not in their contacts.

Most messages refer to a package at the post office which can’t be delivered because the address is wrong and they need to update their information, and ask you to please click on a link.

Tony Binkley with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) says this type of scam is referred to as ‘Smishing’.

He says the best thing to do is if you’re not expecting a package and receive a text, don’t open any links.

If you would like to learn more information about Smishing or to report an incident to the USPS, please go to https://www.uspis.gov/news/scam-article/smishing-package-tracking-text-scams

To make a report through the BBB, please go to https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/reportscam.

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