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Old 01-24-2013, 10:39   #1
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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?
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:42   #2
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If the "receipt" is an attachment, it's will have a virus/trojan/worm in it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:43   #3
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When you click on "print" it redirects you to a spam/virus/phishing site. HH
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:46   #4
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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.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:01   #5
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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.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:06   #6
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Thye're phishing. We sent out a communication about it at work a few days ago warning folks about it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:41   #7
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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.
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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.....
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:21   #9
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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.....
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!!









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Old 01-24-2013, 12:24   #10
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I have gotten 4 e-mails like that since the first of the year.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:26   #11
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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.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:36   #12
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They want the info in your printer memory.
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Old 01-24-2013, 13:12   #13
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I got the exact same email. Gmail removes the link so people won't inadvertently click on it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 13:14   #14
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Common phishing email.
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Old 01-24-2013, 13:37   #15
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Be advised, there is also one going around that is the
same, but from the USPS.

There is more info on the USPS Website...

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Old 01-24-2013, 15:36   #16
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Have also seen them. . They are 100% BS. .
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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?
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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!!




You must have made a mistake ...there was $25K in mine.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:04   #19
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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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