From various “Managers” including “Manager Thomas Olson” and “Ethan Richard” and Subject Line “Shipping Service,” this FedEx email scam is yet another laugh. As usual, grammatical errors give away poor development, but since most Americans can’t read well, they’d likely miss these points. Remember to mouseOver the links and inspect the target URLs.
Tracking ID: 52XX-XXXXX084
Date: Monday, 4 January 2013, 09:42 AM
Your parcel has arrived at February 8.Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you at 8 February 06:33 PM.
To receive your parcel, please, print this receipt and go to the nearest office.
Hmmm, you have to wonder if the name they used has some meaning? Yet another LinkedIn email scam that targets a server that is probably hijacked. Like usual, the mouseOvers reveal the target URL that is not LinkedIn.
Another humorous scam email with a poorly devised government subpoena scare tactic. Aside the poor grammar, it’s a poorly crafted scam. Note the mouseOver to an unrelated target URL as usual.
This subpoena is meant to inform of file # 83871-79 which is opened and under investigation with FFIEC following a accusation of your Financial Institution regarding suspect financial activity on your account.
A hard copy of this letter citatory will be delivered to your business address.
Our institution will forward information to competent government agencies following this formal accusation.
Information and contacts regarding your Instance file No. can be found at Continue reading
Another humorous email scam that tricks you into thinking FedEx delivered a package to the “post office” for you to pickup. Note the mouseOver reveals the target URL, which is obviously not a reputable carrier!
The Russians are still at it? You have to give them credit for persistence, but a low score for efficiency. Today was a LinkedIn email scam letter. Note the link is a Russian website when you mouseOver a link. The caveat here is to never click a link in an email until you have checked the source and the destination. Don’t trust your eyes, as the layouts are easy to reproduce.
You have to laugh when these come through, especially that they were crafted by illiterate scammers. Note the first line stating, “You done a payment of…” instead of “You have made a payment of” that stands out. That’s one expensive movie! No address on the recipient. the Resolution Center link is nice and large for the people who don’t cotton-on to the scam. Remember, just mouseOver the links and identify the URL. This one goes to a Russian website, but Google has sanctioned them already, yet they still send this email. Goes to show they aren’t organized, or have too many scams on their plate.
This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however, it’s just my Urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction.I am Barrister Benson Fufu (legal practitioner/advocates) Lome Togo. West Africa.I would like you to stand as next of kin to late Mr.R.[NAME],claiming the sum of $10.5 Million,I wish you will be capable to this offer, Please contact me with your Phone number and email address for more clarifications.PLEASE Contacts at; private email:barr.bensonfufu001@ gmail.com
The following is yet another email scam with a link on “Details” to misdirect you.
We regret to inform you, that your most recent Direct Deposit transaction (ID708184099805) was rejected, because of your current Direct Deposit software being out of date. The detailed information about this matter is available in the secure section of our web site:
Please contact your financial institution to acquire your updated version of the software needed.
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