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SC Tiger 01-24-2013 10:39

Just found a wierd email in my Spam folder
 
I just found a strange email in my spam folder. It is what appears to be a fake Fed Ex notice that a package was sent to me and I should print the recipt to go pick it up.

Here is my question - what is the scam? Obviously this is some sort of scam but I can't see what the benefit would be for the scammer. What would it accomplish?

g29andy 01-24-2013 10:42

If the "receipt" is an attachment, it's will have a virus/trojan/worm in it.

HollowHead 01-24-2013 10:43

When you click on "print" it redirects you to a spam/virus/phishing site. HH

czsmithGT 01-24-2013 10:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by SC Tiger (Post 19905396)
I just found a strange email in my spam folder. It is what appears to be a fake Fed Ex notice that a package was sent to me and I should print the recipt to go pick it up.

Here is my question - what is the scam? Obviously this is some sort of scam but I can't see what the benefit would be for the scammer. What would it accomplish?

Virus in the attachment. I've gotten three or four of these emails in the past few months.

SC Tiger 01-24-2013 11:01

There is what appears to be a link in the email but when I "mouse-over" it (I am not about to click it) it shows just a cursor. However, this could be a gmail thing because it is in the spam folder.

tarpleyg 01-24-2013 11:06

Thye're phishing. We sent out a communication about it at work a few days ago warning folks about it.

GMAN12 01-24-2013 11:41

I got one about 3 weeks ago and I was expecting a package. I had no sticker on the door, so I called FedEx and they told me it was a spam.

strack350 01-24-2013 11:45

I got one a couple days ago, instantly considered it spam and deleted it. I don't have anything coming in on fed-ex at the moment.....:whistling:

FullClip 01-24-2013 12:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by strack350 (Post 19905622)
I got one a couple days ago, instantly considered it spam and deleted it. I don't have anything coming in on fed-ex at the moment.....:whistling:

By the way, all the Fed-Ex Packs I sent to fellow Glock Talkers with the 10K in cash just got returned to me as nobody would pick it up!! :whistling:









:supergrin:

pat701 01-24-2013 12:24

I have gotten 4 e-mails like that since the first of the year.

ron59 01-24-2013 12:26

yes, the attachment is not a text or pdf file, but actually an executable. You click on it, and it installs a virus. Our receptionist at work did that and we had to reformat her computer.

droidfire 01-24-2013 12:36

They want the info in your printer memory.

Fear Night 01-24-2013 13:12

I got the exact same email. Gmail removes the link so people won't inadvertently click on it.

ray9898 01-24-2013 13:14

Common phishing email.

Willfulone 01-24-2013 13:37

Be advised, there is also one going around that is the
same, but from the USPS.

There is more info on the USPS Website...

Will

wjv 01-24-2013 15:36

Have also seen them. . They are 100% BS. .

Kingarthurhk 01-24-2013 15:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by SC Tiger (Post 19905396)
I just found a strange email in my spam folder. It is what appears to be a fake Fed Ex notice that a package was sent to me and I should print the recipt to go pick it up.

Here is my question - what is the scam? Obviously this is some sort of scam but I can't see what the benefit would be for the scammer. What would it accomplish?

Delete it?:dunno:

Ian Moone 01-24-2013 15:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by FullClip (Post 19905751)
By the way, all the Fed-Ex Packs I sent to fellow Glock Talkers with the 10K in cash just got returned to me as nobody would pick it up!! :whistling:




:supergrin:

You must have made a mistake ...there was $25K in mine. :faint:

goldenlight 01-25-2013 04:04

I've been getting those for at least 2 years now, from UPS, from USPS, and FedEx.

I just delete them.

Aside from shipping notices for stuff I buy on the 'net (where I'm expecting the E-mail) any E-mail that comes from somebody I don't know gets deleted.


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