BEWARE OF SPAM: USPS warns of bogus package delivery emails
U.S. Postal Inspection Service Crime Alert
by U.S. Postal Service
May 18, 2015
Some postal customers are receiving bogus emails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The emails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC.
The emails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. You are instructed to click on a link, open the attachment, or print the label.
But Postal Inspectors warn: Don't do it!
Like most viruses sent by email, clicking on the link or opening the attachment will activate a virus that can steal information—such as your user name, password, and financial account information.
What to do? Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program.
If you have questions about a delivery or wish to report postal-related spam, please call 1-800-ASK-USPS or email firstname.lastname@example.org.