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EPD Cautions About Fake FedEx Deliveries, Checks

EPD i.e. Eureka Police Department has issued a warning to the public that one fresh scam has again hit the Internet. Times-Standard published this on May 25, 2011.

Actually an inhabitant of Eureka got a delivery e-mail overnight apparently from FedEx notifying her that a check valuing $1,950 had been issued to her. The e-mail looked real as the reply id indicating FedEx along with the check was associated with genuine business firms situated in the East Coast.

Besides the name, which was displayed on the FedEx reply ID and the name along with the addresses of the firm which the check showed were different. The inhabitant didn't think the firm would send her a check. So, believing it was phony, she presented the check to the EPD.

In all likelihood the above kind of e-mail is a phishing scam. States tulsaworld.com/FedExspoofing the website of FedEx, it'd be wise to erase such messages since they represent instances of ordinary frauds through e-mail mentioning FedEx's brand.

Meanwhile, investigating officers from EPD have said they aren't sure about the gain for which the alleged fraudster carried out the scam. EPD is advising everyone for exercising caution and never credit checks to their accounts if they weren't expecting the same.

Importantly, there are a few other fraudulent e-mails coming to Eureka inhabitants. These, giving FedEx status, seem to be messages coming from an employee of FedEx. The text in these e-mails carries a false notification associated with FedEx services alternatively an arbitrary sentence or phrase along with the N4815347 tracking number on FedEx, its N0367092 item status number or an N9728605 invoice number. There's also an attachment, which is laced with malware.

Says Jerry Maher, who's been victimized with these scams, people receive FedEx parcels from time to time. Therefore, incase anybody receives something claiming to be from FedEx offering something; nevertheless, asks for a processing cost, it should be regarded with suspicion. '7 On Your Side' published this on May 25, 2011.

Conclusively, it's common to have the above type of attacks as they're less technical, while simple to deploy on an enormous volume.

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