Don’t Get Scammed by An e-mail about A Parcel

October 5, 2016 | Views: 1964

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During last few months you might have observed an  increase in phishing and scam attacks.

So… read the guidelines below and don’t get caught.

Be a little skeptical of the following:

  • Treat outlandish email offers as junk mail.  If they look too good to be true, then they probably are.
  • Unexpected emails are probably fake.  It is very rare that companies or institutions start to communicate electronically without prior notification
  • There is no free lunch – any outstanding offer is usually a scam.
  • Don’t react out of fear to emails requiring immediate attention. Use a published contact number to confirm the request over the phone instead.
  • You should always be extra careful when clicking email links and downloading documents or opening attachments. If you find an email suspicious, Googling the email subject or the content generally tells you if it is legitimate or a virus.
  • Treat junk like junk – get rid of it and forget about it! Move suspect emails from your inbox to the junk folder for further inspection by your IT support team

Recent email scam informs you that parcel was not delivered and is awaiting pick up. You are requested to print label and pick up a parcel in the office.

You are also threatened if the parcel is not received within 3 working days that the  courier company has the right to claim compensation from you.  It is holding the amount of some money for each day of storage.

 

The goal of the communication is to make you click on link. Your PC could be infected after opening the link.

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5 Comments
  1. I do 100% agree with @ZJELKO‘s statement; unless, 1) you are in this field, or 2) have lead a sheltered life such as the Pennsylvanian Dutch, Amish, or Mennonites; finally 3) a “severely”….how to put this nice on here…. “technologically impaired” individual. Let’s face it, we all know at least one. Those three reasons are the only ones I would except if you fell for one of those.
    I’m a combat veteran; just got out of the military this year, and we drilled on the basics constantly. It was a simple philosophy, “Keeping refreshed on the basics will never hurt, and only help.” It is entirely possible that someone found their way here because they were a victim of such a scam and wanted to learn what they could do to be better protected and to understand exactly how it happened.
    So thank you @PREZZIO, for bring those fundamentals back into focus for us.

  2. Thnx for sharing. While @ZJELKO Is correct, it does happen very often and have to agree with @PREZZIO

  3. true it’s good to share such knowledge about phishing and spam mails thank you..most of people suffering from this situation.

  4. In this day and age if you still fall for this you deserve
    The consequences. Just plain stupid.

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