The xmas computer hackers are out in full force

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RTURNSONLY, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

  2. sweetp

    sweetp New Member

    The amount of calls customer service is getting from these fraud emails is unbelievable
     
  3. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I've seen all sorts of fake emails about packages I never sent from all the major shippers. Been going on for months.
     
  4. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I sent an email to a customer from my @fedex.com address and they actually called customer service because they thought it was a scam. ????
     
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I got an email today, to one of my personal emails and the subject line was something like "USPS shipping notification" but, with Gmail it shows the first line of the email and it said something like "FedEx tracking number blah, blah, blah." Such a waste. Luckily, Gmail is super-smart and see's these emails as scam-o-ramma.
     
  6. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    There's one that says your "parcel" is being held at the local post office because your address doesn't exist or something like that and that you have or will have to pay a fee for some crazy reason. It looks somewhat legit except for them holding the "parcel" at the post office due to delivery issues and referring to packages as parcels, which we don't do.
     
  7. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    However, most customers dont know this and to them, a "Fedex parcel" is the same as a Fedex package. Same situation as the fact most people don't know the difference between Express, HD or Ground.
     
  8. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    Got this the other day. It had UPS, USPS and FDX in the email.

    Hilarious.
     
  9. Grammarly1959

    Grammarly1959 New Member

    I've gotten several; if you hover the mouse over the link, you can see where its really from (hint: not Fedex!)
     
  10. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    These a**holes in Nigeria really got balls. This is a copy of the email I got today from one of them. These jerks will try to scam people just about any way they can possible think.

    For fun, I went ahead and tracked the AB# provided fedex.com, and indeed, there is a package with that tracking number that left Nigeria 3 days ago and is "Currently in transit - pakage available for clearance" in Memphis, not in California like the email states. Note I am not located in Los Angeles, CA where the package final destination is. I bet anyone the $5m ATM card they are giving me that they send this package themselves to who knows who in CA, and are sending out thousands of emails similar to the one I got to see who takes the bait and send them $72.00. These computer crooks are getting more and more sophisticated and to great lenghts to commit fraud. I also included the transit info on the package as per fedex.com.

    U.S. Department of State
    Bureau of Consular Affairs
    Washington , DC 20520.
    15/12/2012
    11:45:15 Am


    ATTN: FUND BENEFICIARY

    Good day to you, This is to make you understand that this agency has taken a
    different dimension in trying to find a suitable method on how to deliver your
    ATM CARD which is valued at the sum of $5,000,000.00 USD to your address in
    which the package is right now in California, USA and has been there since FedEx
    Courier Company stated that the package is now available for Clearance.

    So you would now easily remit the over-charged fees of $72 USD so that the
    Courier Company could correct your delivery address and then get the package
    delivered to your address immediately as we are about closing for the year.

    The Government has mandated that this package must be delivered to your address
    within 1 week from now or rather be returned back to Nigeria as unclaimed
    property.

    If you are still interested in receiving your ATM CARD then you will be
    forwarding to us your personal contact number and your correct delivery address
    so that it could be changed immediately and then to enable FedEx Courier Company
    make the delivery to you.

    Below is the details of your package so that you can personally track it to see
    the status and since when it was shipped.

    FEDEX WEBSITE : www.fedex.com
    TRACKING NUMBER: 899575417896

    So please do go to the FedEx website and track your package to see the current
    status and do understand that we did inform the Courier Company to hold on a
    little while to enable you send the required fees so that the delivery could be
    made to your address.

    Do send the payment to the account officer over there in USA as you package is
    no longer in Nigeria and will be ready for delivery as soon as the release fees
    of $72 USD has been received.

    RECEIVER NAME: PAUL HAYWARD
    ADDRESS: 811 WEST SALEM AVE INDIANOLA IOWA 50125-2346 USA
    TEXT QUESTION: IN GOD
    ANSWER: WE TRUST
    AMOUNT: $72 USD

    Do send the payment details to us as soon as you send the fees and the reason
    why you need to hasten up with the fees is because of the time schedule to
    enable the agent get this package delivered to you without any further delay.

    THIS IS THE FINAL STEP NEEDED TO GET YOUR PACKAGE DELIVERED TO YOUR ADDRESS AND
    DON'T FORGET THAT YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO GET THIS PENDING MATTER CONCLUDED
    OR STAND A CHANCE OF LOSING THE ENTIRE PACKAGE.

    Regards
    Mrs Jackie Belgore
    Secretary
    U.S. Department of State
    Bureau of Consular Affairs


    (TRACKING INFORMATION FROM FEDEX.COM)

    899575417896
    Ship (P/U) date :
    Fri 10/12/2012 11:04 am




    LAGOS
    NG





    In transit
    MEMPHIS, TN


    Estimated delivery :
    N/A


    LOS ANGELES, CA
    US

    Not available to receive your shipment? FedEx will hold your shipment at a nearby FedEx location at no extra cost for convenient pickup.
     
  11. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Oh please.
    That's scam-o-ramma 101.
    Anyone using the internet should immediately recognize that goofy English as uber fake.