Published: Wed Oct 19, 2011
Some postal customers are receiving bogus emails about a package delivery. The emails
contain a link 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. 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 email, 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 to resolve the issue and to shut down the malicious program.
If you have questions about a delivery or wish to report spam, call 1-800-ASK-USPS.