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  1. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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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?
     
  2. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

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

  3. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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

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

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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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.
     
  6. tarpleyg

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    Thye're phishing. We sent out a communication about it at work a few days ago warning folks about it.
     
  7. GMAN12

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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.
     
  8. strack350

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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.....:whistling:
     
  9. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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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!! :whistling:









    :supergrin:
     
  10. pat701

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    I have gotten 4 e-mails like that since the first of the year.
     
  11. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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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.
     
  12. droidfire

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    They want the info in your printer memory.
     
  13. Fear Night

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    I got the exact same email. Gmail removes the link so people won't inadvertently click on it.
     
  14. ray9898

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    Common phishing email.
     
  15. Willfulone

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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...

    Will
     
  16. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Delete it?:dunno:
     
  18. Ian Moone

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

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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.