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Old April 24th, 2012, 17:54   #1
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Canada Post Fraud warning

Mail Fraud warning:
Subject: URGENT : Package delivery failed!

get one of those from Canada post disregard, it gives a legit tracking # you can check on the site, but the mail headers are spoofed and the last link

"To download the shipping receipt, in PDF format" is an exploit coming from some Chinese company "brilliant-city-ent"

I've called canadapost and they are aware of it, just thought I should raise the flag here.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 18:00   #2
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Thanks for the warning longstone
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Old April 24th, 2012, 18:07   #3
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Thanks, good to know.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 18:33   #4
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Yeah, there's alot of these scams.

There's FedEx and UPS too.

Shipping reciepts are never put on PDF file for you in e-mails.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 18:39   #5
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I see Canada Post has a warning about the same scam on their homepage.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 18:46   #6
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Got the same thing from USPS as well
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Old April 25th, 2012, 14:46   #7
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1 thing that would fix and prevent this problem would be putting the size & details of the package as well as the shipping destination when you input the tracking code on the website.

You can't get fooled with these details unless these chinese hackers can find your details about the package.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 18:26   #8
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True but can you honestly say you remember the size and weight of your packages. I can barely remember them from the time I measure to the time I type it into the website. Though I guess they could put the dimensions on the reciept.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 22:24   #9
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All my receipts have weight and measurements on them? Helps me remember where I have packages going to and what has been received haha
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Old April 25th, 2012, 22:41   #10
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The first thing that should raise suspicions is why or how they sent you an email.

Canada Post does not have your email address.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 22:46   #11
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The first thing that should raise suspicions is why or how they sent you an email.

Canada Post does not have your email address.
Actually the does have your email if you have filed a claim with them before. They nearly lost a package of mine and I gave them my email so they could keep me updated. When I filed a late delivery claim they sent an email to me with a reference number and the amount to be refunded.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 13:17   #12
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Actually the does have your email if you have filed a claim with them before. They nearly lost a package of mine and I gave them my email so they could keep me updated. When I filed a late delivery claim they sent an email to me with a reference number and the amount to be refunded.
I doubt they keep them, and they would not know who to send an email to anyway. There's too many variables.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 13:42   #13
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They kept my email. It was 5 months in between those two instances.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 13:50   #14
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Actually a few folks on here ship by mail with notifications. I had one package from Vancouver come to me with a ship and delivered email.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 18:16   #15
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Yes, if you sign up for notifications by giving them your email address, correct?
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