SCAM ALERT! – UPS Email Scam – SCAM ALERT!

Published On February 7, 2022 | By Tom Huskerson | News and Analysis

Email is the preferred channel of attack for most scam artists. And of course everyone is getting a packages delivered direct to their door. Its called e-commerce. So any scam artists is smart to combine the two.

This month a new survey scam email is circulating that looks like an official message from the United Parcel Service or UPS  as you know them. The email will catch your eye with official looking UPS logo and the words “confirmation receipt.” Follow that up with an “exclusive reward” f promise for taking the “30-second marketing survey.” As always the scam works by promising something for nothing or very later.

The email looks like this;

 

Confirmation Receipt

From: UPS <Support.B7SYN.B7VJB@odsafine.com>

UPS

Dear UPS Customer,

You have been selected to get an exclusive reward! To qualify, simply complete our 30-second marketing survey about your shopping experiences.

Click here to start!

10620 NW 123 Street Road Unit 102, Medley, Florida, 33178

But beware. The link in the mail UPS picture and logo re-directs the victim to souldatabase.ru, a Russian domain. Once you click on the link you will see this;

Dear UPS User,

Congratulations!

Complete the short survey about UPS to select your exclusive offer of up to $100.00 cash value.

This special is available until February 4, 2022

 

After completing a 16-question survey you are sent to additional offers. And again and again and again. So the bottom line is that this scam is really just a worm hole that takes you to one website  after another in the .ru domain family. And while this is frustrating you need to be alert to the greater danger. Some of, if not the majority, of these websites will be linked to another scam that will steal money or personal data or cause you to click on a malicious link that could download dangerous malware into your computer.  Be alert!

 

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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