Scam Alert: Fake Fed Ex messages

What looks like a message from Fed Ex is really a ploy to steal your personal information.

The messages are coming by both mail and email. They say you have a package that has arrived but was undeliverable and you must print the shipment label and take it to the nearest office. But if you click on or go to the link, you could end up with a virus, making you vulnerable.

“What they're after is your passwords, your users name, they also are wanting social security numbers, credit card information, personal information such as the name of your bank, your account number, your routing number,” said Dreama Jensen from the Better Business Bureau.

One warning flag is the "from" line which just says "postal service". The email address is also unusual and doesn't say anything about Fed Ex.

If you receive one of these emails, call your local Fed Ex office to see if you really do have a package. Do not click on any links.

If you ever have any questions you can always call the Better Business Bureau.


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