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1fedex tracking text scam
FedEx is warning consumers not to fall for a new scam that tries to trick them into opening a text or an email about the status of a delivery.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/22/fedex-delivery-notifications-scam-texts/4548088002/

2fedex tracking text scam
FedEx warns about text message scam 01:25. Online shoppers waiting for a package to arrive may want to think twice before opening any delivery updates that are texted to them.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fedex-scam-text-message-package-phishing-smishing-tracking-number/

3fedex tracking text scam
I guess that’s why scammers come up with new stories all the time, like a package tracking scam we’re hearing about. Here’s how it works. Scammers send a text message with a fake shipment tracking code and a link to update your delivery preferences. In this case, the message says it’s from FedEx.
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/02/text-message-about-your-fedex-package-really-scam

4fedex tracking text scam
But now, scammers are sending realistic-looking text messages (like the one above) posing as shipping and package delivery companies such as FedEx. Update: In the months since originally publishing, a new package delivery text message scam has been making the rounds.
https://www.howtogeek.com/511049/psa-watch-out-for-this-new-text-message-package-delivery-scam/

5fedex tracking text scam
That text you got about a package isn’t from FedEx. It’s a scam. The ‘smishing’ campaign starts by asking users to set up delivery preferences and ends with a request for credit card …
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/23/fedex-scam-tracking-text/

6Recognize

FedEx does not request, via unsolicited mail, text 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.
https://www.fedex.com/en-us/trust-center/report-fraud.html

7fedex tracking text scam
FedEx does not require money transfer to third party or escrow service before they’ll deliver a package, so if that’s what the text message indicates then it’s definitely a FedEx text scam. While shipping services like FedEx can send legitimate automated SMS shipping updates , they’ll never ask for money or personal details before they deliver.
https://www.slicktext.com/blog/2019/09/how-to-identify-a-text-scam/

8fedex tracking text scam
SCAM 🚨 There is a new scam where you get a text with your name from Fedex (or another delivery service)and a tracking number. Do not click on the link.
https://www.today.com/news/fedex-issues-warning-about-text-message-email-scam-t172346

9fedex tracking text scam
It’s an exhilarating feeling we can all relate to — FedEx notifying you that your package has been delivered.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/23/business/fedex-text-scam-trnd/index.html

10fedex tracking text scam
It could be a scam. The Federal Trade Commission said scammers send a text message with a fake shipment tracking code and a link to update your delivery preferences to get access to personal …
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/09/02/texts-usps-fedex-ups-could-scam/5689485002/

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1That text seemingly from FedEx, USPS or UPS could be a scam
Did you get a text from FedEx, USPS or UPS asking you to click a link about your package? It could be a scam. The Federal Trade Commission said scammers send a text message with a fake shipment tracking code and a link to update your delivery preferences to get access to personal information In one version of the scam,
https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/crime/2020/09/03/that-text-seemingly-from-fedex-usps-or-ups-could-be-scam/113654066/
Published Date: 2020-09-03T12:40:00.0000000Z

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1  Scammers sending false tracking numbers through text messages to target FedEX customers
Scammers sending false tracking numbers through text messages to target FedEX customers
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1Advance-fee scam
of scam, including the 419 scam, the Spanish Prisoner scam, the black money scam, the Nigerian Prince Scam, Fifo’s Fraud and the Detroit-Buffalo scam. The…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee scam

2WannaCry ransomware attack
in an attempt to stop the spread of the ransomware. Spain’s Telefónica, FedEx and Deutsche Bahn were hit, along with many other countries and companies…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry ransomware attack

3Ransomware
without user interaction. Starting from around 2012 the use of ransomware scams has grown internationally. There were 181.5 million ransomware attacks in…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware