Warning: Fake package-tracking email may have a nasty malware surprise 6 hours ago

‘Tis the season for online shopping, which means more people than usual are expecting packages in the mail leading up to Christmas.

That gives the criminals ample opportunity to lure you in with fake package-tracking emails that can load malware onto your computer, phone or tablet.

Be on the alert for fake shipping notifications

Here on Team Clark, we’re again seeing an uptick in the number of fake package-tracking notifications being sent to people in time for the holidays.

Team member Sally recently received the following bogus emails in her inbox:

FedEx scam

walmart_shipping_scam

“It was easy for me to spot this as a scam because I have not ordered anything from [these companies],” Sally said. “Also, the sender’s email addresses on both examples are clearly untrustworthy.”

That’s a great observation on Sally’s part; both X9P8Z@i8u7o89ui7o8u.ikexpress.com and FedEx@refunded.poneytelecom.eu are oddball addresses. ..Read More..

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