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OT: PSA - new fancy phishing scheme - supposedly FedX and Amazon

RRPRRP Posts: 23,251
Perhaps others have experienced this double whammy, but if not then read on.

Yesterday I received (what really looked quite legit) a notification from FedX that a 24 pound shipment sent right then was supposed to be delivered today. I didn't order anything so I was highly suspect. Most times if you click as if to reply but NEVER click on any enclosed link you can see some idiot's name and email who was trying to pull the scam. This one actually looked legit, but I still didn't bite.

Then this morning I got a notice from Amazon saying my package along with the order number had been delivered and was I happy with it? Again it looked fairly legit. 

Well no package was delivered and no, I still didn't bite.

I then signed into my real account at Amazon and of course I had not placed any order. Besides that I seldom buy from Amazon - in fact just one small order in 2020 and that was in January. OTOH I'm sure that people who do order often - like my neighbor who must get 6 deliveries a week - I'm NOT kidding! - might easily fall for this scam.

The crooks are getting better at this crap so be careful out there in Eggdom!

Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,567
    @RRP - appreciate the alertment.
    Related, we will see how long this thread survives as I have had a thread which called out the 5 letter company gone within two hours-and no bogus posts.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • WesJohnsonWesJohnson Posts: 116
    ok boomer
    I used to be able to name every nut that there was. 
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,748
    Only six deliveries a week? He must not use amazon that much. :)

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • YnoYno Posts: 297
    I got an email yesterday that I figured was bogus as it was addressed "Dear Costumer".

    Here at work I have my outside IT company send test phishing emails to different workers, and we find out who is susceptible to these things. They get a warning and a bit of extra training if they open anything.
    XL BGE in San Jose, CA. Also a Pit Barrel Cooker, a Cal Flame P4 gasser, and lots of toys including the first ever Flame Boss 300 in the wild. And a new Flame Boss 500.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 10,577
    I've been getting a ton of calls this week from a number from the same area code and same first three numbers as my cell that is an alert from the social security administration.  I've blocked all of these different numbers.  They have to run out of numbers at some time.
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 17,162
    Thanks for the heads-up Ron.  Very easy for people to be a little bit careless with these kind of things and all of sudden their computer is corrupted.  
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Living large in the 919
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 26,031
    the google robo calling scam is really annoying... please, do not hang up the phone....i cant get rid of it
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 3,115
    I got a email from a contractor we are working with. Something along the lines of for your review and signature.  I clicked he link and it took me to a Microsoft credentials sign in page.  URL didn’t look right so I called. They had been hacked.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
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