People receive genuine shipping alerts on a regular basis at work and home. But, as shipping increases during the holidays, so do fraudulent emails from scammers! Be alert to phishing emails that look like real messages from legitimate shipping companies. Using well-known companies’ logos, scammers try to gain access to your personal and financial information by sending fake shipping email notifications.

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Avoid fraudulent shipping emails

  • Look for mistakes in the text of the email, especially punctuation, order and shipping dates.
  • Question the company at a known good website if additional postage is requested or if a package is being held because of an invalid address.
  • DO NOT reply or use information from the email to contact the company.

For additional online safety tips, check out CEFCU Online Security and our Security Center.