FedEx Text Scam - Item Detained Pending Delivery at Central Warehouse

FedEx Text Scam - Item Detained Pending Delivery at Central Warehouse

The fake FedEx text message is a scam, therefore, recipients are asked not to click the link in it. The fake text claims the recipients' item is detained pending delivery at a central warehouse and ask them to click the link to receive it. But, the link goes to a fake FedEx or phishing website that steals personal and financial information.

The FedEx Text Scam

Hello [first name], the item fdx-17058798854 is detained at the central warehouse. To receive your item, please visit this link:

The link in the text goes to this fake FedEx Express website:

FedEx Express Item Detained at Central Warehouse Scam

You have a pending delivery. Use your unique tracking code to track and receive your item.

Package information:


Stopped at distribution hub (outstanding customs charge)

Shipping via:

Intl tracked courier

Customs fee:


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  • March 13, 2021 at 11:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    I got one too. Not FedEx but similar. Stated as below...

    hello ***: Your item lPS_*** is detained in the distribution warehouse . Go to our system to get your order:

    I have removed my name and phone number, but very similar type of deal. Came from a Quebec area code under the Subject line “333Serviceinfo”

    • March 28, 2021 at 5:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Roussillon, La Prairie, Quebec, Canada

      yes,me too by the number 1(959)200-9095

  • February 8, 2021 at 12:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Just got one of these today. Did not click on the link but came here instead. Thanks for the warning.

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FedEx Text Scam - Item Detained Pending Delivery at Central Warehouse