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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.The Bottom Line: FedEx delivery Email scam


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