Scam Season

by V-1 Solutions on November 30, 2011

in 2 Minute Tech

Yes, it is that time of year again…that time of year where you can expect many deliveries from FedEx, UPS, the Post Office and possibly others.

A scam email that picks up steam this time of year is an email that plays upon this delivery expectation.

Here is how the scam works:

  • You receive an email that says you missed a delivery
  • Part of this email is an attachment that is your “tracking number” or “notification”
  • In the excitement you click that attachment and…BLAMMO! you are not infected.

Realize this: the delivery companies do not send you attachements.

The tracking number will be plain text in the email.
If it is not plain text, go to Google and type in the tracking number.
Google will then direct you to the correct tracking website.

Here is an example of one of these fake emails:

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