Phishing Scam Uses UPS, FedEx Emails as Bait

FexEx phishing scam
FexEx phishing scam

Federal Express

does not want your Social Security number. Neither does UPS. Customers have reported receiving emails claiming to be from the shipping companies, warning them that a package went undelivered and asking for information. Or they're sent a link to print out, but instead it downloads a virus.

But really, it's a hacker, trying to get access to computer drives and bank accounts, Better Business Bureau President Tom Bartholomy said in a statement.

"While most of the country is preparing to celebrate the holidays, cyber criminals are spreading computer viruses and stealing identities," Bartholomy said.

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