Email purporting to be from delivery company FedEx claims that the company has sent you a message with the required information. It urges you to click a button to get more details. The email includes the FedEx logo and seemingly legitimate FedEx footer details.
Despite its appearance, the email is not from FedEx. In fact, it is spam that is designed to trick you into visiting suspect online shopping websites.
If you click the button in the email, you will be taken to a fraudulent website that has been designed to look like the business news website Forbes. In reality, the site is in no way connected to Forbes.
The fraudulent website feature promotions disguised as news reports that attempt to trick you into buying a range of decidedly dodgy products and services.
The best way of dealing with spam messages like this one is to hit the “delete” key.
Keep in mind that similar fake FedEx emails have often been used to distribute malware.
Do not click any links or open any attachments in these fake FedEx emails.
The FedEx website provides information about recognising and reporting such fraudulent emails.
Last updated: February 24, 2017
First published: February 24, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen