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Mako1122 Aug 2013 4:26 p.m. PST

I've received several of these in the last day or so, and it appears others have as well, since the US Postal Service has posted a customer alert on their website:

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I've reposted their message here, in the entirety, since I doubt the Post Office will mind.


Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e-mails contain a link or attachment 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 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 e-mail, 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 spam, please call 1-800-ASK-USPS or email

tberry740322 Aug 2013 4:50 p.m. PST

I get the same thing supposedly from DHL and UPS. I just delete them.

ming3122 Aug 2013 6:11 p.m. PST

I got DHL and UPS if you go to thier actual site thr tracking numbers are fake

Mako1122 Aug 2013 7:56 p.m. PST

Yea, and I think I've seen them from Fed Ex too.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2013 8:14 p.m. PST

They do it for Fed Ex, too.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2013 1:09 a.m. PST

Had them from all of those companies, they seem to have been around quite a while, at least since early this year for ones from UPS.

I'm in the UK so easy to see that they are spam – most are IDed by the spam filter anyway.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2013 4:19 a.m. PST

Same here: usually get several per week.

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