"FedEx Shipment Notification" - Fake and Malicious Email
Aug 28, 2015
If you have received the email message below: "FedEx Shipment Notification," pleased delete it. This is because it is a fake, sent by cyber-criminals and has a virus or a Trojan horse attached to it. Any attempts to open the malicious attachment, will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse, which will create a back-door on your computer that will allow cyber-criminals to come in and steal your personal and financial. They may also use it to take control of your computer, which they will use for other fraudulent purposes.
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The Fake and Malicious Email Message
Subject: FedEx Shipment Notification
Attachment: FedEx_report_update_ref. 06346552.zip
This tracking update has been requested and attached to this email
Reference information includes: Invoice number, Reference, Special handling/Services, Residential Delivery. Reference information is attached to this email.
Tracking number: 697372580339
To learn more about FedEx Express, please visit our website at fedex.com.
Thank you for your business.
The attachment contains the following malicious file: FedEx_report_update_ref .06346552.exe. Remember, never open an email attachment that has a name ending with ".zip" from a suspicious email message or from an email message that you were not expecting. Click here for a list of email attachments that you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
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