Thursday, August 29, 2013

WARNING - FedEx is Latest Scam as False e Mails from Express Freight and Parcel Carrier Arrives

Attempt to Dupe Innocents into Opening .zip File
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – The latest scam to be attempted at the Handy Shipping Guide’s UK office differed slightly from the 6 or 7 others we receive every day. Usually these come in the form of fake bank account correspondence but occasionally we see those ranging from Customs Duty fraud, scrap metal crime, false air waybills to phishing scams purporting to be holding freight against our account, and this latest appears to come from express parcel carrier FedEx (which incidentally publishes an excellent ‘Defending Against Fraud’ page).

The current e mail claims goods failed to be delivered to us and we should open the mail attachment for details – if you are not familiar with this type of scam – DON’T OPEN THE ATTACHMENT. As can be seen by the details below, these guys are not the most literate and, fortunately it is usually their use of English that lets them down (although we might disagree with our American cousins over spelling on occasion, they are at least consistent). The form in this case states:

FedEx GLOBAL                 FedEx Notification

Our company`s courier cann`t make the delivery of package.

REASON: Wrong postal code

DELIVERY STATUS: sort order

SERVICE: One-day shipping

NUMBER OF package: 4OFEQMFWK0

FEATURES: No Open the enclosed file for details.

An extra information: If the package isn`t received within 15 working days we will have the right to claim compensation from you for it`s keeping in the amount of $3.33 for each day of keeping of it.

Thank you for using our service. FedEx Global

If you are subjected to this type of scam, as we say, don’t open it. Check the website of the carrier for details of where to forward the e mail for investigation, in this case abuse@fedex.com You will receive an automatic reply thanking you and giving more details of the types of scam which are often perpetrated.