The U.S. Postal Service reports 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 a personal computer.
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 to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program.
To ask questions about a delivery or to report spam, call 1-800-ASK-USPS or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.