FedEx Emails – Delivery Address Needs to be Confirmed – Facts Analysis


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FedEx Emails - Delivery Address Needs to be Confirmed

Story: 

Notification,

Our company’s courier couldn’t deliver your parcel. Reason deny:It’s not right the address of recipient.

Location Of Your Item:Colorado Springs
Parcel Status: not delivered
Service: One-day Shipping
Number Of Your Item: U218173177NU
Insurance: Yes

Postal label is enclosed to the letter. Print your label and show it in the nearest post office of USPS

Important information!
If the parcel isn’t received within 30 working days our company will have the right to claim compensation from you for it’s keeping in the amount of $15.59 for each day of keeping. You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.

Thank you for your attention.
FedEx Services.

Analysis:

This email message, supposedly from FedEx courier, mentions that there is a FedEx parcel waiting in your name that is undelivered because of incorrect address, and needs your valid delivery address. The message also insists that you need to collect your parcel within 30 working days, or else you will have to pay a fine amount of $15.59 for each day of keeping, and guides the email recipient to check the zip file attachment for further information.

This message, however, is a hoax, there is no such parcel waiting for you at FedEx. This email is in fact a trick to spread trojan virus into your computer through the attached file that comes with it. The official security at FedEx also mentioned about these virus emails in their website.

These messages typically have a vague subject referencing a FedEx tracking, invoice or item number and an attached zip file with ‘FEDEXInvoice’ in the file name that may contain a computer virus. If you receive a message matching this description do not open the attachment. Delete the email immediately.

These emails have been circulating in various forms, trying to mislead email recipients. Some versions of these emails use the name of United Parcel Service (UPS). Both FedEx and UPS have listed the samples of such fraudulent emails in their website. People receiving such emails should not open them, but delete them to avoid any kind of damage to their computers.

Note that this is a common technique of misleading email users with luring business or financial opportunities, and then open malicious-virus attachments that come with them. So, be careful while opening unknown files and attachments.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

FedEx reports fraud
UPS reports fraud


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