FedEx Delivery Scam

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The message below is an example of a phishing scam, one that is similar to the “abandoned shipment” scams used by advance-fee fraudsters. In this case, someone claiming to be from FedEx says they tried to deliver your package (what package?), but couldn’t, and so you should open the attached shipping label to check what went wrong. (The attachment is deleted here for safety.) Never open any attachment you receive from an unknown source — you can be almost certain that it contains a virus or some other gimmick to steal your private information.

Subject: Shipment delivery problem #00000968421
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016
From: “FedEx Standard Overnight”
Reply-To: “FedEx Standard Overnight”

Dear Customer,

Your parcel has arrived at June 28. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.
Shipment Label is attached to email.

Thank you for choosing FedEx,
Jack Berg,
Operation Manager.

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