With only two and half weeks until Christmas, shopping days are running out. Many are glued to their email inboxes waiting to hear about delivered packages.
The United States Postal Service and UPS are warning of a scam involving fake emails to customers, whether or not they ordered something online.
One example email has the subject: “Shipping status changed for your parcel # 142168.”
The email says:
Your parcel has arrived, but we were unable to successfully deliver it because no person was present at the destination address.
There must be someone present at the destination address, on the delivery day, to receive the parcel.
Shipping type: UPS 3 Day Select
Box size: UPS EXPRESS BOX
Date : Nov 14th 2016
You can reschedule the delivery over the phone, but you will have to confirm the information on the delivery invoice.
The delivery invoice can be downloaded from our website :
(virus link removed)
Thank you for shipping with UPS
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The email is spam and could lead to a virus. It has nothing to do with any real package.
Customers expecting packages will know it. UPS allows you to pick how you’re notified. If the Postal Service misses you, they’ll either leave the package at your house or leave an orange form so you can pick it up later.
Anybody who receives this should not click the link and delete the email.