Marlin Recovery Scam Messages

Item Detained At Central Warehouse- FedEx Text Scam!

Have you received a text message bearing ‘Hello [first name], the item fdx-17058798854 is detained at the central warehouse. To receive your item, please visit this link”? This review serves as an eyeopener to help you make the right decision about emails and text messages like this  Pending delivery FedEx Text’

We hope this review meets you well, and on time.

FedEx Item Detained Pending Delivery – Anything Like This?

We have been receiving mails from readers, bearing screenshots of text messages claiming their items have been detained at central warehouse

This text message goes like this-

Hello [first name], the item fdx-17058798854 is detained at the central warehouse. To receive your item, please visit this link:

This might look so convincing, especially if you are expecting a package from someone. Hey! rejoice not, the FedEx text is the new scam round the block. This review is going to show you how this scam works.

FedEx Item Detained at Central Warehouse – Another Scam!

The text messages is being sent out to potential victims by scammers. This is a bait to trick them into believing they have a package on its way.

However, when you visit the link on the text, it is that of a Fake FedEx website were you’ll be made to pay a shipping fee of $2.

FedEx Text Scam – Item Detained Pending Delivery at Central Warehouse (Fake Website)

When we made enquiry with the real FedEx Company, they confirmed they have nothing to do with the website.

How Does This FedEx Text Scam Work

If you visit the link on the text message, the scammers will make you pay a sum, and also request for your credit card details.

This is where the problem begins, instead of a $2 fee, varying amounts will be deducted from your bank account.

Because you gave your credit card and personal details to these scammers, the only way you can be free of further deduction is by complaining to your bank, and requesting for a new credit card.

What Should You Do If You Receive Emails Like This

No matter how convincing it make sound, we advise you not to send money or personal information to anyone who claims you are a winner in some so-called lottery or that you have a pending package.

Legitimate lottery companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.


Wendy is an Entry-Level Security Analyst who's passionate about cybersecurity and dedicated to protecting people and organizations from emerging threats. She has a strong knowledge of cybercrimes, network security, vulnerability management, and incident response.

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