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Email/Failed Mail Scam

The ‘Mail Delivery Failure’ Scam works by promoting a false link, which claims to lead users to the site of their email provider. However, the link leads to a domain that the scammers control. It is designed to look like a legitimate email provider site, and it prompts users to enter their username and password. In some cases, the crooks might also try to hijack two-factor authentication (2FA) codes. The scammer wants you to think you need to give them money before they can deliver your package. Needless to say, falling for such a scam can be very dangerous – if a criminal gains access to your email inbox, they may spy on your conversations and access many other of your online accounts.
Click the play button below to watch a video example:
Click here to play the YouTube Video for this Senior Fraud Alert Scam Lesson
The first step is to identify the fraud. In the video above, were you able to hear the clues in the story and detect the Email/Failed Mail Scam? The next step is to prevent the scammer from victimizing you or others. If you encounter a similar situation, use these tools to protect yourself from this type of fraud.
Email/Failed Mail Scam Clues
  • Watch out for shady emails informing you about 'Mail Delivery Failure' – it is guaranteed to be a scam. The best thing to do if you encounter such messages is to report and ignore the sender and then delete the message from your inbox.
Email/Failed Mail Scam Defence
  • When and email has come into your inbox that says failure to deliver, ignore it.
  • Don't click on any of the links provided. Email or call the persona of insitituion claiming your email didn't get to them.
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