New internet scam?

Old Jun 24th 2012, 10:28 pm
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Got this email today on my work computer

Good Day
Parcel notification:

The parcel was sent to your home address.
And it will arrive within 3 business days.
More information and the parcel tracking number are
attached in document below. Click, Download and open
to reveal YOURS.

<<unsafe link removed>>

or

<<unsafe link removed>>

Please kindly send your NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS IF
YOUR TRACKING NUMBER IS NOT ATTACHED AS ADVICED.

Thank you
FEDEX Express Delivery system (c)
153 James Street, Suite100, Long Beach CA, 90000


First suspicion was because I was not expecting anything from FedEx. Second was because the email address was
FedEx Courier Service [[email protected]]
No idea what they hope to achieve.

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Old Jun 24th 2012, 11:46 pm
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Yes, I was getting a lot of DHL deliveries to my old email address(last country/still occasionally after 1yr+ ).
I now deal with DHL here sometimes and they have an option to report unsolicted emails when you call up - so guessing total scam - don't know how it works thought.

Hope this helps.
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Old Jun 25th 2012, 3:10 am
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Originally Posted by KJCherokee View Post
Got this email today on my work computer
No idea what they hope to achieve.
You email back even an innocent message that you aren't expecting a package, triggers a flag that the email address is active, you receive a million spam emails a day.

I delete any emails like this automatically even if I am expecting a package.
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Old Jun 25th 2012, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by KJCherokee View Post
Got this email today on my work computer

Good Day
Parcel notification:

The parcel was sent to your home address.
And it will arrive within 3 business days.
More information and the parcel tracking number are
attached in document below. Click, Download and open
to reveal YOURS.



Please kindly send your NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS IF
YOUR TRACKING NUMBER IS NOT ATTACHED AS ADVICED.

Thank you
FEDEX Express Delivery system (c)
153 James Street, Suite100, Long Beach CA, 90000


First suspicion was because I was not expecting anything from FedEx. Second was because the email address was
FedEx Courier Service [[email protected]]
No idea what they hope to achieve.
Loads of them about, I've seen Fedex, DHL, TNT and Aus Post.

Don't click on it, its usually a virus.
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Old Jun 25th 2012, 5:19 am
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I've had a few of those. I delete them automatically, as the only parcels I get are from the UK and either contain knickers or chocolate. (Apart from the one MP sent me which contained a snuggly robe- thanks again)
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