I was warned yesterday of another clever scheme by those Lex Luthor emulators that continue to strive to steal information and destroy computers. It is quickly becoming the holiday season, which means the time of joy, cheer, and giving. Packages will soon reach record numbers as the world sends those things that used to be delivered in person, when ordinary people could still afford to take a trip to see the family. The bad guys have elected to act under the postal service’s identity, since the USPS is generally the emissary of holiday packages..
An email is being sent advising businesses and citizens that a package delivery was attempted or misdirected, and requests they click on the link to learn when they can expect deliver. Of course we want our package., and want to find out more, but dDo NOT click that link!
For starters, your friendly, well-trained letter carrier almost always leaves a notice for you, so you can respond. Secondly if someone else gets your package, they might drop a note to you, but generally will give it back to the local United States Post Office to send it to the proper person.
Think of it. Does the post office have your email? Not usually. If you receive an email claiming to be from the post office, don’t turn that virus loose. It want’s user names, passwords, and financial account information.
Treat this one like the thousands that have been created before. Delete the message. Empty your trash.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and IT are working to shut down the malicious program. USPS is instructing customers who have delivery problems or questions about this e-mail to call 800-ASK-USPS.