This email, which purports to be from “FedEx.com Online Services”, supposedly supplies information about an order that is about to be delivered to you.
The email, which features the FedEx logo, prompts you to click a link to find out the shipping status of your order via your “special tracking number”.
However, the email is not from FedEx and clicking the link does not give details about a shipment as claimed.
Instead, clicking the link can open a fraudulent website that harbours malware. The delivery of the malware apparently depends on the device and operating system that you are using to access the scam website. If your device is not vulnerable to the malware, you may be automatically redirected to the genuine FedEx website.
Otherwise, you may be prompted to download a “shipping status” document that contains the malware.
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If you receive such a message, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains. Some of these FedEx emails are quite sophisticated and may appear legitimate. Others, like this one, are more easily identified as fraudulent because of their poor spelling and grammar.
An example of the malware email:
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