Phishing fraud involving the various shipping companies continues its upswing, and a newer version of FedEx fraud is looking to steal legitimate user’s account credentials.
Emails typically arrive:
Subject: Important Technical Service Message (CODE:90738-00)
From: “FedEx Technical Support”<email@example.com>
The are not sent from any legitimate Federal Express server, but instead are sent through hijacked user accounts, the latest copy reviewed came to us through Verizon’s servers:
Also keep in mind that the “Code” number referenced in the subject line is completely fictitious and only exists to be randomized in order to try and avoid spam filtering systems.
The email itself looks like this:
The message asserts that FedEx will be closing down unused accounts and that:
In order to avoid the deactivation of your account, you will have to confirm your account
Problem is the Sign On hyperlink is not to Federal Express but instead links to a URL redirection service commonly used by spammers and online con artists:
This URL shortener then redirects to the spammer’s actual Phishing landing page at:
And when the Phish lands here, what they see is a spoof of a FedEx login page:
If you’re unfortunate enough to actually attempt to “log in” on this fake page, your username and password will be very efficiently transferred to the spammer.
The hijacked account will then be used to perpetrate as many online shipping fraud’s as possible (Fed/Ex is popular for shipping of fraudulent documents, bogus checks and all manner of stolen merchandise) before being shut down.
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