US Postal Service Warns Customers of Mail Scam using Phony Emails
The U.S. Postal Services is asking that customers be aware of spam emails that look to be from the agency, but are actually an attempt to collect personal information.
Some customers are receiving bogus emails about a package delivery or online postage charges that include a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from a computer.
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. Customers are instructed to click on a link, open the attachment, or print the label, but doing so will activate a virus that can steal information—such as your user name, password, and financial account information.
If you should receive one of these emails, do not click any of the links or open any attachment and delete it immediately.
If you have questions or wish to report postal-related spam, please call 1-800-ASK-USPS, or email email@example.com.