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Does USPS send out text messages or is it a scam?

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has issued a warning against a phishing scheme involving unsolicited text messages claiming to be from the agency.

These messages falsely inform recipients that there is a problem with the delivery of a package due to incomplete address information and include a link asking for address confirmation.

The USPS, in a YouTube video by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, has clarified that these text messages are part of an international phishing scam aimed at stealing personal information from those who click on the provided link.

The fraudulent texts lead to a counterfeit postal service website, potentially exposing individuals to identity theft.

While customers can opt to receive text updates on their packages by providing a tracking number, these legitimate texts will not contain any links and are free of charge. This service is only available to those who have specifically signed up for it.

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