Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Advises About Fed Ex Package Scam

Sibley, Iowa — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a scam they have discovered concerning packages delivered to peoples’ addresses, and they want to make sure you don’t become a victim.

Officials with the sheriff’s office tell us the scam works like this:

Fed Ex (or presumably another company) will deliver a small flat package containing a very inexpensive item, like a single screw. They say the package has the appearance of being from Home Depot and instructions say to call the phone number on the package if you have any questions. But they say that once you call the number, the person you are talking to will try and get you to give them your personal information.

The sheriff’s office reminds you to remember to NEVER give out your personal information. They say you can always call their office or your local law enforcement if you have any questions.