This Spam Email is from Fedex – NOT!
Here is another example. Read about the first here.
There’s usually a flurry of mails like this around Christmas. People can be taken in more easily if they’re expecting a delivery, as many do at this time of year.
How to Spot It As Spam
There are two give-aways in this mail, on top of the time of year, which should make us all more vigilant:
- The word, “postrider”, which looks like a word made up by someone who couldn’t translate it from another language;
- The format of the “Get Postal Receipt” button, which looks very unprofessional.
What to Do Next
Our advice is always the same,
- Don’t click any links, nor open any attachments;
- Delete it or mark it as spam;
- If you feel public-spirited, and it claims to be from an organisation, search for what they want you to do about spam.
Fedex has a whole micro-site about spam, which makes useful reading. It contains examples of common spam emails.
Finally, here’s a page with how to report spam to lots of major organisations. Thank you Marjolein Katsma.