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"FedEx Shipment Notification" - Fake and Malicious Email

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"FedEx Shipment Notification" - Fake and Malicious Email

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.

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.

This tracking update has been sent to you by FedEx on the behalf of the Requestor noted above. FedEx does not validate the authenticity of the requestor and does not validate, guarantee or warrant the authenticity of the request, the requestor's message, or the accuracy of this tracking update. For tracking results and fedex.com's terms of use, go to 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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