The following is a Public Service Announcement from the FBI we received. Wanted to share/make sure everyone is aware.
Holiday Shipping Scam
The FBI’s Office of Private Sector (OPS) is providing this as awareness that the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center is warning consumers about a fraudulent email scam. The emails claim to be from one of three shipping businesses and claim that a package intended for the email recipient cannot be delivered. The messages include a link that recipients are encouraged to open in order to get an invoice to pick up the package, however, the link connects to a site containing malware that can infect computers and steal the user’s account credentials, log into the accounts to obtain credit card information, additional personal information, and learn about a user’s shipping history for future cyberattacks.
The messages may consist of subject lines such as: “Your Order is Ready for Shipment,” “We Could Not Deliver Your Package” or “Please Confirm Delivery.” The shipping companies say they do not send unsolicited emails to customers requesting information regarding packages, invoices, account numbers, passwords or personal information and if you receive such a notice — don’t respond. You should delete the email immediately or forward it to the companies listed contact email address. If your interaction with the website resulted in financial loss you should contact your bank immediately.
If you unintentionally visited or encountered a site suspected of utilizing this scam, you may also report it to your local FBI Office and/or the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): www.ic3.gov.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We’re here to help. You can reach Dave directly at (619-905-4468) or email dave@GSWS.com.