The Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana has alerted the public about a scam involving fake text messages, allegedly from the United States Postal Service (USPS).
The USPS has also issued a similar warning. Local law enforcement is making efforts to keep the community informed.
The alert emphasizes that the USPS does not request personal information through text messages. People should be cautious about unexpected messages claiming package delivery issues. Such tactics are commonly used by scammers.
People are advised to confirm the legitimacy of any suspicious messages by reaching out to USPS through their official contact channels.
Genuine USPS tracking updates are sent from a 5-digit number. Messages from unknown or dubious sources should be treated carefully.
To report a potential USPS-related scam, people can email firstname.lastname@example.org or forward suspicious messages to 7726.
Sheriff Brent Miller encourages residents to stay informed, be alert, and share this information with others to help safeguard the community against scams.