SCAM: Bogus delivery emails, such as fake UPS, FedEx and DHL, are one of the most effective scams targeting businesses, schools and non-profits. That is simply because we all routinely place orders and expect deliveries of various kinds. If a scam email arrives into the mailbox of an employee who is, coincidentally, waiting for a delivery, that person is highly likely to open the email and click the link. A mouse-over of any link in these bogus delivery emails reveals that they do not point to the website they claim to represent. [View the lower left corner of each graphic.] These types of scams are typically used to deliver malware to the recipient’s computer, causing a computer infection. Some of the emails offer attached files to click on or download, while others are links to websites that cause a computer infection.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Besides doing a mouse-over to look at the link revealed in the lower left corner of these scams, notice that these emails typically lack any personal information that identifies the recipient besides the email address. Also, if you notice any grammatical errors or unusual phrasing in the email, you should be suspicious. English is often not the first language of these criminals.
CAUTION: We do not advise visiting the links revealed in these scam emails because it is possible that some of these websites might cause a your computer to be infected with a virus or malware.