Since I've sent and received a fair number of FedEx packages over the years, there were a few things I noticed.
- I didn't order anything. And certainly nothing that would exceed the FedEx weight limit (150 lbs.).
- I wasn't expecting a shipment from anyone. I think if someone was sending me something weighing over 150 lbs., they'd give me some advanced warning. ("Hey, let me know when you get that refrigerator we overnighted to you.")
- The tracking number's wrong. FedEx uses a 15-digit number with no letters.
- There are no logos nor links within the email -- nothing to authenticate the source.
- The biggest clue of all -- the type of attachment.
No, I was not for a moment tempted to click on the link anyway just to see what would happen.
According to a 2010 survey of online security by Ipsos Public Affairs,
Among those who have opened a suspicious email, over half (57%) say they have done so because they weren’t sure it was spam and one third (33%) say they have done so by accident. However, nearly half (46%) report having accessed spam intentionally. [italics mine]I'm not one of them.
Finally, I must say I was very disappointed with this effort. I think we did a much better job faking a FedEx shipment when we scammed a Nigerian 419 scammer in the Chronicles of Chuck.