For the past 3 years, as we get closer to the holiday season, I get a lot of calls and emails from clients asking me if their package was being held at my store because they received an email from FedEx (or UPS or USPS), alerting them of an attempted delivery.
Please be aware that this type of email is part of a fraud scam and FedEx has published information on their site about it too: (sample appears to the right)
Fraudulent Email Alert (from FedEx.com)
“We have received reports of fraudulent emails with the subject lines “Shipping Conformation,” “Verify Info,” “Some important information is missing” and “Please fulfill the documents attached to verify your identity.” The fraudulent email may have an attached file that may contain a virus or other malware.
If you receive a message matching this description below, do not open the email or click on the attachment. Delete the email immediately or forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
So, if you receive an email like that, DON’T OPEN IT! First, call me at 773-6300 and let me know the email matter. If the “Sent from” email address is other than from @fedex.com or @ups.com or @usps.com, it’s probably spam or junk!
Be safe with your emails and thank you for your trust.
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With effervescence and mirth,
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