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Old 12-22-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Beware: E-mail virus scam that looks like a delivery notification

Okay, I' sure everyone from time to time gets those e-mails from friends or co-workers warning you of this scam or that virus alert. I'm probably like most of you and delete that message to the trash. A couple of weeks ago, a co-worker of mine sent a message warning of an e-mail scam that can put a virus on you computer.

Apparently, you receive an e-mail supposedly from FedEx stating that they have tried to deliver a package for you but no one was home. They further tell you that if you print off a label (invoice, etc) and take it to your local FedEx office, you can get your package.

Like I said, I blew it off . . . until I received the very same e-mail today.

Check it out (needless to say, I didn't open the link)
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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I have also gotten something similar saying it was from USPS.

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Old 12-25-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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Thanks, never saw this one before. looks good enough to fool me, and alot of others.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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I was going to let this thread die because I was only thinking about holiday packages.

I decided to make it a stickey because we as Jeepers shop on-line year around so this could happen any time.
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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Yup, I've been getting those for a couple of years now. Common Phishing scheme used to get you to click on something and then it downloads a butt load of junk onto your computer. They do this in Facebook also. Sometimes its a message that says "update flashplayer" or something similar. A lot of the time, the user never even knows that their computer is infected because it is just "spying" and sending out similar messages to all of your contacts in your email.
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Thanks!
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Thanks,will take care if I get some emails like this.
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Thanks for the heads up, my father in law fell for something like this. They now pay Dell $150 a year for virus protection/removal coverage.

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