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SCAM – Unable to deliver your item, #000552451 – FedEx Ground FAKE

Had a funny email from some n00b scam merchant;

From: FedEx Ground <[email protected]>
Date: 27 February 2015 at 15:46
Subject: Unable to deliver your item, #000552451
To: [email protected]

Dear Customer,

Your parcel has arrived at February 26. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

Delivery Label is attached to this email.

Yours sincerely,
Alvin Bowers,
Station Manager.

(C) 2014 FedEx. All rights reserved.

To say these people are trying to blag me, they aren’t exactly doing a very good job of it.

  • Why would the person emailing me about a parcel have a japanese email address?
  • I sure FedEx would send me more than a basic text email with an incorrect date copyright notice in the footer?!
  • The attachment was a zip file!

Never, ever open ZIP file attachments! EVER!

These kind of emails aren’t the fun ones that you can reply to and “bait” for a few weeks, these are the kind that just want you to open the zip file, and get infected with a virus so they can turn your PC into a zombie or something.

Be careful peeps – never open zip file attachments from anyone – even trusted sources! 

If you need to send a legitimate file and it is an executable file or an archive, send it via something like Dropbox as they only allow you to upload and share safe stuff, meaning the person receiving can be confident enough to download and open it.

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