Monday, August 26, 2013

Danger Will Robinson

I just came from picking up a registered letter. I was delayed by a woman asking about the email pictured above. Oh no. Even worse, the lady behind the counter said she got several other customers with that email this morning.

Of course the attached shipping label was a virus. Similar scams have used UPS, FedEx, and DHL logos. If you click on the file ("shipping label") your computer will become infected. 

If this had been from the US postal service, the email address would have ended in  "". Instead it was something like "" or "OfficialGovernmentMailI'"

So be warned. If you get a mail like this trash it. It's as bogus as Hillary Clinton's smile.


Gino said...

ashamed to say... i did fall for it.

but i had sent a few packages and was expecting a few at that same time.

their timing could not have been more perfect to fool me.

lumberjack said...

I think the lady I met was in the same situation she was expecting a package and assumed this had something to do with it.

If you send out 100,000 emails, chances are at least a thousand of those people have recently dealt with the post office.