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Recognize & Report Fraud

Recognize & Report Fraud

If you come across suspicious websites that pretend to be FedEx, or if you have received fraudulent emails, forward suspicious messages to FedEx immediately.  

If you come across suspicious websites that pretend to be FedEx, or if you have received fraudulent emails, forward suspicious messages to FedEx immediately.  

How to Recognize Fraud

FedEx does not request, via unsolicited mail or email, payment or personal information in return for goods in transit or in FedEx custody. If you receive any of these or similar communications, do not reply or cooperate with the sender. If your interaction with the website resulted in financial loss, you should contact your bank immediately. Consider contacting the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) or your state Attorney General’s office.

Common Warning Signs of Online Scams

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  • Unexpected requests for money in return for delivery of a package, often with a sense of urgency.
  • Requests for personal and/or financial information.
  • Links to misspelled or slightly altered website addresses (fedx.com, fed-ex.com, etc.)
  • Spelling and grammatical errors or excessive use of capitalization and exclamation points.
  • Claims that you have won a large sum of money in a lottery or settlement.
  • Certificate errors or lack of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for sensitive activities.

Types of Fraud

Credit card fraud is a form of identity theft. It is committed when someone uses your card over the internet without your permission. Even though the law protects you against such activities, here are some common warning signs of credit card fraud that can help you protect yourself:

  • Wrong charges on your bank statements.
  • Mistakes on your credit report.
  • A temporary hold placed by your bank on your card or accout.

Fraudulent emails are the most common avenue of online scams. Such emails attempt to trick you by pretending to come from a reputable source. They try to get you to share sensitive personal account information or send payment.

Similar to email attacks, links are delivered via instant messaging versus email. They work much like email attacks, where malware is launched when you click on a hyperlink that then links through to a malicious website. The malware can be spread through your IM chat sessions.

Phishing is an email fraud method where the perpetrator sends you a legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather your personal and financial information. Typically, the messages appear to come from well-known and trustworthy web sites.

Phishing & Spoof Sites Examples

Phishing emails directing users to spoof websites pretend to represent a reputable source, such as FedEx, when in reality they are operated by criminals attempting to commit theft. Spoof websites attempt to collect user names, passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card details and more. Many spoofed sites even allow users to log in, giving them a false sense of security.

 

Subject: Regarding Your Online Access

From: FedEx.com Online Services
To
:
Subject
: Regarding Your Online Access

Dear Customer,

Due to Ongoing periodic update on all FedEx account, we advise that you update your account to avoid Suspension .

Please click the link below to update your Account access

Log in to fedex.com (links to spoof site)

Please note that this link will expire in 48 hours from the time of your e-mail address reset request. After that time, you will need to re-start the process by logging into fedex.com.

Thank you for choosing FedEx.

This message has been sent by an auto responder system. Please do not reply to this message. The content of this message is protected by copyright and trademark laws under U.S. and international law. Review our privacy policy. All rights reserved.

 

Subject: Pay your Fedex invoice online.

From: BillingOnline@fedex.com
To
:
Subject
: Pay your Fedex invoice online

 

Hello

You have a new not paid invoice(s) from FedEx that is ready for payment.

The following invoice(s) are to be paid now:

 

Invoice Number

8957-31879

 

To pay or review these invoices, please sign in to your FedEx BIlling Online account by clicking on this link: http://www.fedex.com/us/account/fbo

 

Note: Please do not use this email to submit payment. This email may not be used as a remittance notice. To pay your invoices, please visit FedEx Billing Online, http://www/fedex.com/us/account/fbo

Thank you,

Revenue Services

FedEx

 

Subject: ID (k)dbm47-511-511-7465-7465

From: "Shipping Service" <user.vhj@detroit.com>

To:

Subject: ID (k)dbm47-511-511-7465-7465

Reply-To: "Shipping Service" <user.vhj@detroit.com>

 

Order: FD-24762590342635

Dear Customer,

Your parcel has arrived at the post office an November 19. Our postrider was unable to deliver the parcel to your.

To receive a parcel, please, go to the nearest our office and show this postal receipt.

Thank you.

Some phishing scams involve search engines where you are directed to product sites that may offer low-cost products or services. If you enter your credit card information to purchase a product, your information is collected by the phishing site. There are many fake bank websites offering credit cards or loans at a low rate, but they are actually phishing sites.

Smishing is similar to email and IM attacks. Links are delivered to your mobile device via text messaging. In this case, malware is launched when you click on a hyperlink that then links you to a malicious website.

This term describes a non-technical kind of intrusion that relies heavily on human interaction, and often may involve tricking you into breaking normal security procedures or divulging confidential information. The perpetrator may try to appeal to your vanity, authority level and/or greed.

Your company or organization may be targeted in a spearfishing email attack. The spoofing email may request unauthorized access to confidential data.

The telephone version of phishing is vishing. In phone phishing, you may receive a message asking you to call a number. The purpose is to get your personal information, which could be used to access your account or open new credit cards in your name.