Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2012]
Order Date: Friday, 21 December 2012, 04:46 PM
Your parcel has arrived at the post office at December 24. Our courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.
To receive a parcel, please, go to the nearest our office and show this receipt.
DOWNLOAD POSTAL RECEIPT
Best Regards, The FedEx Team.
Origins: Notices about supposedly undeliverable shipments from parcel delivery companies are always an effective lure for phishing schemes, especially around the winter holiday season. At that time of year many people
Many Internet users in December 2012 received spammed e-mail messages purportedly informing them that parcels shipped to them via FedEx could not be delivered to them and were being held at the local Fedex office (or post office), and those messages attempted to lure recipients into clicking on a link to download "postal receipts" which could be used to claim those undeliverable parcels.
FedEX posted a Holiday Email Scam Alert on their web site to notify customers that such messages were bogus:
If you receive a message similar to this description do not open the email or click on the link.