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Scam emails
« on: 11 December 2013, 11:12:54 »

I've just had two emails allegedly from Fedex telling me that they've tried unsuccessfully to deliver a parcel. I know I've no parcels enroute so just hit the delete button.
I thought I'd look at the Fedex site and saw that they provide an email address to forward these emails to .... so I did.

They replied :-

Thank you for contacting FedEx.  We appreciate your taking the time to send
us this information.

Here are tips on how to recognize a fraudulent e-mail:
-- The e-mail asks for your personal information or a payment.  FedEx does
not request personal information or payments via unsolicited mail or e-mail
for goods being shipped or held.
-- The e-mail claims to be from FedEx regarding a package that could not be
delivered.  These e-mails ask you to open an attachment to obtain the
airbill or invoice for picking up the package.  FedEx tracking updates for
undeliverable packages do not include attachments.  The attachment
contained in this type of e-mail activates a virus.  DO NOT OPEN the
attachment.  Instead, delete the e-mail immediately.

Fraudulent e-mails are the unauthorized actions of third parties not
associated with FedEx.  You can help us make your online experience with
FedEx safe and efficient by reporting suspicious e-mails.

The following types of e-mails will be routed to our fraudulent e-mail unit:
-- Unsolicited e-mails that claim to come from FedEx.
-- E-mails that include attachments.
-- E-mails requesting your personal information.
-- E-mails that request a payment.
-- E-mails that misuse the FedEx logo.

Just a little reminder not to open anything you're not sure of.  :y



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Re: Scam emails
« Reply #1 on: 11 December 2013, 12:45:17 »

There does seem to be a lot of scam emails floating around again.

I keep on getting "account suspended" emails - daily - apparently from PayPal, but of course my account is actually fine. ;)


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Re: Scam emails
« Reply #2 on: 11 December 2013, 13:23:38 »

I've deleted about 20 in the last 2 days..


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Re: Scam emails
« Reply #3 on: 11 December 2013, 14:09:38 »

Too busy to check for scam emails, where i'm claiming my share of 20,000,000 of UK foreign aid deposited to the late uncle of the president of the Central African Republic of Scamland.

It was signed by somebody called 'His Royal Eminence Lord Opti STEMO Personal Secretary to the Great President of the Central Republic of Scamland', who assures the email's readers that all they have to do is send by return their full Paypal details including account name and password so they get their share and will have a very good Christmas and with his share he will have an even better one.  :o ::) :P ;D ;D ;D ;D
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