Local Authorities Say They're Getting Numerous Reports Of So-Called "Package Delivery Scam"

Tue 9-1-2020

(Spirit Lake)-- Authorities are alerting the public to a scam that's made the rounds in the past and they say reports of it are on the increase once again.

Spirit Lake police say they've had reports of many local residents receiving texts from an unknown number stating they have a package waiting to be delivered. The message usually has a link associated with it that you're supposed to click on. Police say you should NOT respond to the message, nor should you click on the link. Instead they say you should simply ignore the message and block the number.

They add it's important children be made aware of the scam.