Report: #835901

Complaint Review: ups scam

  • Submitted: Wed, February 08, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, February 08, 2012
  • Reported By: hishonr — mansfield Texas United States of America
  • ups scam

    Internet
    United States of America

ups scam phishing scam to obtain password and user ID Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: It is not UPS

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I received the following email requesting I view an invoice from UPS.  Since UPS does not have my email address I felt it might be a scam.  When I googled their phone number I did not find any results, however when re-entering after putting in the first six digits a Ripoff Report came up where someone had been ripped off of more than $1400 from his debit account.
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#1 Consumer Suggestion

It is not UPS

AUTHOR: MochaG - (United States of America)

There are tons of email phishing that try to obtain your info (especially financial). It is not the corporation that the email claims to be. In this case, UPS is not one of them either.  I have seen the phishing UPS email for a while about a couple weeks ago. Now it is Intuit Inc phishing email. It depends on the current season.

There are many red flags that indicate whether the email is fake.

1) The sender in the Email must match the Reply if it is for reply. Normally, phishing will have different account for sender and reply to.
2) The email that has a link which takes you to a different domain (not the usual corporation web site name). For example, if it is UPS, the possible domain must be http://xxx.ups.com/xxx where "xxx" is whatever their website implemented. If it is something like http:///ups.xxx.com/ups/xxx, it is NOT the UPS. You could set your browser to display the link while your mouse cursor is hovering on the link. That way, it is a quick view for you.
3) Most corporations/companies will never use email communication dealing with personal info regardless of any circumstance.
4) Any email from unknown that attached any file with extension of .zip or .exe is a phishing email. Never download and/or open the file.
5) Most scam/phishing email will be sent multiple times with different sender name or subject but most likely to have the exactly the same content.

I hope this would help some to understand what fake and what genuine email would be...
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