Is an E Mail from UPS a scam?

  john bunyan 17:17 PM 13 Aug 13
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I received a "do not reply" e mail from "UPS" saying they have a parcel which will be returned to sender in 10 days unless claimed. I did not open the receipt attachment. I suspect a scam. I will try to phone a local UPS agent as I do not know why they should e Mail me. Anyone seen this "scam"?

  Forum Editor 17:27 PM 13 Aug 13

Moved to Tech Helproom from Speakers Corner.

  Forum Editor 17:29 PM 13 Aug 13
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Yes, it's a phishing attempt, and a common one at that. The email is not from UPS, so I wouldn't bother phoning them - just delete it and get on with your life.

  Woolwell 17:38 PM 13 Aug 13

Similar scam emails purport to be from Fedex.

  john bunyan 17:38 PM 13 Aug 13

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Thanks, will do . Some may be temped to open attachments so I thought it worthh a note.

  wiz-king 17:46 PM 13 Aug 13

Are you expecting a parcel? - if not then it is likely to be a scam - it's not Christmas yet.

  iscanut2 19:17 PM 13 Aug 13

I get similar ones from FedEx..just delete it

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