Stacie Bartro




FALSE EMAILS for USPS

I received an email today saying I had ordered 3 packages of shipping labels from the USPS.  I DID NOT.  So I visited the USPS website; www.usps.com and this is the letter that is posted online:

BEWARE OF SPAM!
BOGUS DELIVERY MESSAGES E-MAILED TO
POSTAL CUSTOMERS
Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery. The e-mails
contain a link that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information
from your PC.
The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an
attempted or intercepted package delivery. You are instructed to click on a link to find out when
you can expect your delivery. But Postal Inspectors warn: Do not click on the link!
Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking on the link 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 suspicious postal email or wish to report spam, contact the
Postal Inspection Service at spam@uspis.gov.

Since the letter is a pdf form, I could not copy and paste the original letterhead.


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03/29/2012 9:02AM
FALSE EMAILS for USPS
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