LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A new text messaging scam is raising concerns and officials are issuing a warning.

Postal workers are warning the new scam could cost you money and put your personal information at risk.

Several people have reported getting text messages on their phones that claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service.

The message tells them they have a package waiting with postage due and ask people to save time by paying via a link. But when they show up at the post office they find there is no package.

The Lexington Better Business Bureau said the postal service will never ask for payment information over the phone or through a text message.

“The only way you are going to get a text from the post office is if you register for package tracking. Which is available and they even tell you on their website under no circumstances follow a link. That is in there because that could be leading you to a fake website that will then proceed to steal your identity or money,” said BBB director of communications, Heather Clary.


If you fall victim to a scam like this one you can report it to the Better Business Bureau scam tracker.