It's All About The Delivery
Not so much in Scamland.
I've seen a lot of these fake UPS/FedEx/DHL scam emails. Many of them want you to open a zip file attached to the email. They say it's to get a delivery label for a package you never knew you had coming.
And it most likely contains malware, spyware, or some insidious computer virus.
The delivery is less than what you'd expected in the first place.
Here's the latest one I received, in so far as I was able to paste it over from the email:
DHL Ship Shipment Notification
On May 20, 2013 a shipment label was printed for delivery.
The shipment number of this package is 91418449.
To get additional info about this shipment use any of these options:
(which I scrubbed from the email)
2) Enter the shipment number on tracking page:
(which again I scrubbed from the email)
For further assistance, please call DHL Customer Service.
For International Customer Service, please use official DHL site.
This message was created by DHL Ship, a product of DHL, at the request
of the sender. No authentication of email address has been performed.
Looks official, doesn't it? Even if you weren't expecting anything.
Trust me...it ain't official.
And when I found that I could edit not only the text, but the highlighted text, it made the edit even more down to my usual standards:
On May 20, 2013 a shipment aboard our ship Le Phu Coop was lost when the ship turned turtle, and wasn't designed to operate that way.
That and 50 cents don't mean sh*t now. Not unless you can afford Robert Ballard.
For further assistance, don't bother calling PHUK Customer Service; we ain't got any sh*t that can go down that deep and come back up widdit.
For International Customer Service...same response. If we're anything, it's consistent.
This message was created by PHUK Ship, formerly a product of PHUK until the bastard sank. No responsibility on our part for this. None. Nada. Zip. Zero. Yeah, we're democraps. If your shipment was insured, go crying to the insurer, not us. We're busy trying to convert a fertilizer ship for a replacement. If you feel you've received this email in error, trust us....you didn't. We got your email from the IRS, along with your blood type. Don't try this at home; use a neighbor's instead.