FedEx Scam Text 2021 >> FedEx is alerting customers to a new scam that attempts to mislead them into opening a text or email with information on the status of a delivery.
People throughout the nation are getting messages and emails claiming to be from FedEx informing them of the arrival of a box. The messages include a “tracking number” and a link to adjust the message’s “distribution settings.” Certain individuals get SMS addressed to their “husband,” while others receive texts addressed to their “name.”
According to HowToGeek.com, the URL directs users to a bogus Amazon customer satisfaction survey. To get a free product, you must first complete a series of questions before providing your credit card information.
FedEx asserts that the text messages and emails are not authentic.
FedEx said in a statement that the company does not send unsolicited text messages or emails to customers seeking money, products, or personal information. The company advises that “any suspicious text messages or emails should be deleted without reading and reported to email@example.com.”
Additionally, a local law enforcement organization is warning customers not to fall for fraud.
“When in question about a tracking number, visit the delivery company’s official website and do your own search,” the Duxbury, Massachusetts, police department tweeted.
By copying and pasting the code on the FedEx website, one Twitter user who was not anticipating a package realized it was a hoax. “It said that no parcel exists,” she tweeted. “I was thinking, ‘Yeah, scam,'”
According to the website, “FedEx does not solicit money or personal information through unsolicited letters or email in exchange for items in transit or in FedEx custody.” “If you get any of these or similar messages, do not respond or assist the sender. If you have incurred financial damage as a consequence of your contact with the website, you should immediately notify your bank.”
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Few tips from FedEx
To safeguard against identity theft and other crimes, it is critical to recognize phishing email and SMS scams. FedEx identifies the following signs that an email or SMS communication is a forgery:
- Payment requests in exchange for the delivery of a shipment or other goods, as well as personal and/or financial information such as your Social Security number, bank account number, or other identifying information.
- Alarming messages and demands for urgent action, such as “If you do not reply within 24 hours, your account will be suspended,” or claims that you have won the lottery or another reward.
- Excessive exclamation points, as well as grammatical and typographical mistakes.
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