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Bogus “Confidential Personal Information” FedEx Email Points to Spam Websites

by Brett M. Christensen


Message purporting to be from delivery company FedEx claims that an email containing confidential personal information was sent to you and you should click a link to open the email in your browser. 


The email is not from FedEx. It is spam that is designed to trick you into visiting decidedly dodgy online shopping sites.

Clicking the link in the message will usually open a fraudulent website that has been built to emulate the business news website, Forbes. In fact, the site has no connection to Forbes whatsoever.  Alternative versions may open other equally fraudulent websites that attempt to mirror CNN, NBC, BBC, or other well-known news outlets.

The bogus sites feature promotions disguised as news reports that attempt to trick you into buying a range of suspect products and services that you would do well to avoid.

As usual, the best way of dealing with such spam messages is to hit the “delete” key.

Note also that other fake FedEx emails are used to distribute malware.

Either way, do not click links or open attachments in these bogus FedEx emails.

The FedEx website includes information about recognising and reporting such fraudulent emails


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Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,