Hijacking the Holiday Spirit: The Latest FedEx Email Scam

With Christmas right around the corner, shipping services like FedEx are seeing more people stopping in to get their last minute packages and gifts delivered. But while you try to get the package to its destination, scammers are taking notice.

FedEx has announced they have been getting reports of customers receiving emails about “problems with their packages”. Although appearing harmless, the email contains a destructive link that can infect your computer.

FedEx reports the fraudulent emails appear to generally have the subject line: “FedEx: Delivery Problems Notification.”

If you receive and email like this, you are advised to not open it, and to delete it immediately and/or forward it to abuse@fedex.com.

Also keep in mind, FedEx has stated they do not send unsolicited emails to customers requesting information regarding packages, invoices, account numbers, passwords or personal information.

Fedex has offered a few tips to keep its users safe online.

  • Keep your credit card and FedEx account numbers safe. Do not share your account number.
  • Use strong passwords.
  • Log off of websites and clear the browser cache when you use a public computer.
  • Keep your computer and browser up to date on all security patches.
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