A phishing scam could be sitting in your inbox.
Strathcona County RCMP are reminding the public about a phishing email scam currently making its rounds.
The scam involves an email from a delivery service such as FedEx, Canada Post, DHL or DPD. The subject line typically includes shipping notifications, delivery status, shipping confirmation or delivery information.
When a person opens the email there are a variety of notifcations such as, unsuccessful delivery, parcel pick up, wrong address, no recipient at delivery address and more. The email will give you a link to click, ask for personal information or get you to download a receipt.
By clicking on links and entering personal or banking information it ends up in the hands of the fraudster. Clicking on a link can also put malware onto your computer, which is software that gives a fraudster access to your computer.
Police warn the email may look legitimate because fraudsters take the time to do things such as recreate company logos.
Tips to help you not fall for a phishing scam:
- Don't let official logos fool you.
- Look for poor spelling and grammar.
- Check links before clicking on them.
For more information on scams visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online.