CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Chicopee, Sturbridge, and Easthampton Police Departments are warning residents about a recent increase in scheme text messages that are trying to obtain information and money from residents.

Several people have reported to the department about receiving a text message from the United States Postal Service (USPS). The messages claim they are from the USPS and that a package was not able to be delivered to their home because of an address issue. They then ask victims to call a number where they can update their address and make a payment.

Credit: Easthampton Police Department

Chicopee Police say this text message is not legitimate and are warning residents to not respond to the text message. The Federal Trade Commission says never give out your personal information to these text messages, and click on links and they say consumers should report the text messages to ReportFraud.ftc.gov.