The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has detected an increase in people receiving text messages that appear to come from major companies such as the USPS, (United States Postal Service) Costco (Costco Wholesale Corporation) or The Home Depot, and that They offer prizes in exchange for personal information. The government entity warns that these are scams.
The details vary, but the scammers are after the same thing: your money and your personal information. You may receive a text message from scammers posing as the USPS asking you to confirm your debit card details so you can receive an undelivered package.
Or you might get text messages about an opportunity to win a gift card or a power tool. They tell you that in order to get your “prize” you have to click on the link, answer a few questions and pay the shipping costs. Do not do it.
If you click on those links and provide your card information, you will end up being a victim of a scam. Do not use the information from the text message.
Report these unusual messages to ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
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