BEWARE: TLS has learned that computer technicians around Lakewood and around the entire US have been extremely busy attempting to fix infected computers as an email containing a Virus makes it’s way around. The Email – claiming to originate from FedEx – claims that a package en route to the recipient has been returned due to an addressing error and that he or she must open an attached file to print a mailing label in order to receive the package.
However, the email is not from FedEx. The claim that a package has been returned is a lie designed to trick recipients into opening the attached file. The attachment contains malware, which can destroy your computer.
FedEx has released the following statement regarding the scam:
“Be alert for fraudulent e-mails claiming to be from FedEx regarding a package that could not be delivered. These e-mails ask the receiver to open an attachment in order to obtain the airbill or invoice for picking up the package. The attachment contained in this type of e-mail activates a virus. DO NOT OPEN the attachment. Instead, delete the e-mail immediately.
These fraudulent e-mails are the unauthorized actions of third parties not associated with FedEx. When FedEx sends e-mails with tracking updates for undeliverable packages, we do not include attachments.
FedEx does not request, via unsolicited mail or e-mail, payment or personal information in return for goods in transit or in FedEx custody. If you have received a fraudulent e-mail that claims to be from FedEx, you can report it by forwarding it to [email protected]“. TLS.
I have received emails like that and I’ve received them from UPS too! Somehow I realized they were spam, luckily.
I get one from UPS every day practically. You really have to be careful!
I never open these up. I get a few a day. You should be looking at mail headers before opening an email that you are unsure of. Also Anti Virus is a must.
Then again if you were using Linux…..
These fake emails have been around for about 3 months. The first one I got was from Speedy Delivery. Just look at the sender information and you will see it is not from the shipper in question. Just another reason to stop using Windows….Linux rocks!!
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