The Bottom Line: FedEx delivery Email scam
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:17 PM EDT
NISKAYUNA -- It's not a special delivery, but rather a scam!
A Bottom Line Alert after Vonnie in Niskayuna forwarded an e-mail she received to CBS 6's Dori Marlin. It claimed that Vonnie had a package to pick up from FedEx.
Dori's passed along warnings about this e-mail before: It looks like a delivery notice using the legitimate company logo, gives you a tracking number, and says your parcel has arrived - but that FedEx was unable to deliver it.
The notice then gives you a "link" to click, where it says you can print your receipt and bring it to a local office.
And that's where the problem lies: FedEx says "spoofed" links and websites are used in such e-mails, allowing scammers to collect your personal information.
If you receive an e-mail delivery notice, FedEx says don't click on anything.
Instead, report it to the company - and to the state Attorney General's office.