AG Paxton warns Texans to avoid "missing package" text message scam

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Texas residents are being warned to not open, respond, share or give out any personal information if they have received a text message that includes a missing package link. 

Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans about scammers sending text messages that include false package delivery notice and a fraudulent link on Wednesday.

The text messages in question usually claim that a package is pending delivery and requests the recipient to “claim ownership” by providing their credit card and personal information, according to a news release from the Office of Texas Attorney General. 

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