LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Chances are you’ve received a text saying a package of yours is on its way with a link to track it. Sometimes those texts are legitimate but sometimes it’s a hacker trying to lure you into a trap as one Lincoln woman found out.
According to a release from the Lincoln Police Department (LPD), officers made contact with a 43-year-old woman on Thursday who said she received a text saying she had a package being held up in customs and $42,000 was needed to free it up.
Between June 8 and July 18, the woman sent payments via the mail totaling $24,600.
LPD said the investigation is ongoing and suggested going to the Nebraska Attorney General website for tips on how to identify and avoid becoming a victim of a scam.