- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota residents of a text messaging and email scam that entices the consumer to respond to vague shipping inquires.

The simple scam sends a vague text message or email asking the person to respond immediately in order to get the items delivered in a timely manner. Opening any attachments may expose cellphones to malicious malware or compromise personal identifying information.

Jackley says consumers need to treat their mobile devices as they would a computer and avoid opening links, installing apps or opening attachments within unsolicited emails or texts.

He says if residents have any concern on delivery confirmation, they should call the business directly.

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