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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Weir on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 05:49 pm:

Just arrived on E-Mail addressed to me.

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Fed ; Ex
Dear Client,
Your parcel has arrived at June 02. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

To receive your parcel, print this label and go to the nearest office.



Print Shipment Label

Customer Service Team.
1995-2013
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Yeah sure!! Ya Betcha!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 06:04 pm:

My wife and I have each received this one a couple of times. I don't open any email if I do not recognize the sender, I don't answer phone calls unless I recognize the caller, etc.

The one you posted is mysterious to me. Is all they want the satisfaction of sending you on a wild goose chase?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Brand on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 06:09 pm:

Henry, the "Print Shipment Label" is a link to something nasty. Perhaps a malicious website asking for you to provide details for identity theft, credit card fraud, etc.

Your policy of ignoring unknown emails and calls is wise.

Andrew.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 07:58 pm:

Jim, Received the same scam-mail a few times. It can confuse some as the USPS and UPS work together on some things. Anyway, promptly deleted it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Borland. Bathurst. NSW. Australia. on Friday, June 21, 2013 - 01:45 am:

I got one too, guess they are using this site as a source for their scam.

Peter


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 04:50 pm:

My daughter has gotten (twice) a call from Brian at Microsoft saying her computer is giving off a signal that it shouldn't and he want to fix it.
Check this out https://www.google.com/#bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=23cf473b3da08d1d&q=this+is+brian+fr om+microsoft%2Bscam

I have also gotten calls form an India type voice asking if I am at my computer that he would like to correct something that my computer is doing. Don't fall for these scams.
Gene


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 05:00 pm:

Nothing new. Those are all old scams that are probably making another cycle. They are intended to get you to load a Trojan or key logger.

How many times have you had to print a "shipping label" to receive a package?

Who, in their right mind, think Microsoft would call to fix your computer?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. J. "Art" Bell on Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 05:37 pm:

I get the Microsoft Authorized Repair (with the east Indian accent) on a regular basis.
Longest Iíve been able to keep them on the phone so far is about 15 minutes.
I just keep repeatedly asking them to explain everything and ask dumb questions
and saying I donít understand, usually ending with ďhow can you fix it from thereĒ.
Then I tell them I donít have the internet, or my computer is a Mací or I don't have
a computer but my daughter has one at her house, or something just as annoying.
If Iím not in the mood that day I just ask them to please hold a moment and leave them hanging
- or I just hang up.


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