FedEx Text Message Scam: How It Works
Watch out for a new FedEx Text Message Scam as you might receive notifications on your phone regarding a fake FedEx delivery. The criminals (bogus Fedex admin) inform the victims that they have received a parcel and need to claim it. In order to get FedEx to deliver the package, the victim has to access a webpage where they need to fill out a survey.
The website that is shown in the fraudulent text message is www.b3smg.info. Rest assured, it is not from FedEx whatsoever. Below we have a screenshot with the unsolicited message.
As you can see above, the text message says: “FEDEX – parcel 60994 update: sent! Track here: b3smg.info/ctLFoGogwM“.
The scheme works in a similar manner to all the other text message scams.
FedEx Delivery Text Scam: How to Avoid
The FedEx Delivery Scam is another well-done phishing scheme. There are many precedents we could give as examples. The scheme creates the same pattern as the USPS Text Message Scam or the Parcel Pending trap. How? The b3smg.info types of links and pages feature a tracking link to not only a fake FedEx and USPS webpage, but DHL, UPS, Canada Post, Royal Mail, or Australian Post as well.
Alternatively, there is a text message informing the recipients that the shipper has problems delivering the FedEx package. The bait is always a bit different, but the bottom line is that accessing the website is a step closer to being victimized.
On the bogus site, you can find a form that requires your personal information. In other cases, you will open a site that enables macros that download malware onto your device. So, what is to be done?
Don’t click the link and report the scam. Let’s see how to do that.
FedEx Text Scam: How To Report
Phone scams are prevalent these days. Let your family and friends know about the FedEx Text Message Scam by sharing this article on social media using the buttons provided. If you are wondering how to report phone scams or any other unsolicited messages, you can also officially do it to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
On the same token, if it’s too late, here is what to do if you have been scammed over the phone.
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