Taylorville Police are warning of phone message text scams. The scam comes with a message similar to this: “We found a parcel from May owed to you. Please claim ownership and confirm for delivery here.” By clicking on the link, you can allow hackers to get into your phone and do damage or get personal information. The message can come from different phone numbers but be the same overall.
If you receive a message like this, do not click on the link, delete the message, and block the number. According to a survey done by TrueCaller, 1 in every 6 American Adults have lost money to a phone scam in the past 12 months with over half of those who have been scammed reporting they were a victim more than once. In 2018, 43 million Americans lost over $10.5 billion in scams.