ANSWERS: 5
  • I got a couple of emails like that and I just put them to spam.
  • 'Postal Service customers take note: usps.com recently posted a warning about email scammers using the Postal Service's name to access valuable personal information. Customers being targeted receive bogus emails with subject lines containing the text: 'USPS Delivery Failure Notification.' The emails claim to be from the Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery. The emails instruct customers to click on a link to find out when they can expect delivery. Clicking on the link activates a virus, which can steal personal information such as user names, passwords or financial account information stored on the computer. Customers should simply delete the message and take no further action unless they choose to report the email as spam by contacting abuse@usps.gov.' Source: http://postalemployeenetwork.com/news/2011/11/usps-delivery-failure-notification-email-scam/ - Further information: http://www.clark.com/warning-about-fake-package-delivery-email-scam - http://www.kcci.com/article/usps-warns-of-delivery-failure-notification-email-scam/8291974
  • Yes, it is a scam. If you are smart - you will mark it as spam and delete it all together. That way if they send it again your mail program should remove it to your Junk file. If you reply to it you will be opening the door to whatever malware/worms/viruses/spyware they want to put on your computer.. Why do they do it ? - because they can. Crooks/con artists rely on peoples curiosity and greed to get them to respond, it's called bait. They will try to gain as much personal knowledge about you as they possibly can. Identity theft is big business. How do they get your email ? Your email, street address and phone numbers are bought and sold again daily.
    • Bootsiebaby
      I have never revealed my home address or phone number on any websites, so how could they get hold of that information? I didn't reveal that information when I created my email address.
    • Ice man
      You really are so naive, they don't need your permission in the first place. All you have to do is post anything, and I mean anything on the internet. Your computer - think of it as a skyscraper. The first couple of floors are secure because you have tinted windows (Norton, Avast, McAfee or whoever else (anti virus you like). But the rest of the 97 floors above .. don't even have glass to cover the window openings - and any smart Nigerian hacker has already gained access to everything on your computer through those open windows. But they will still call you and tell you that your computer has been compromised and suggest you give them remote control of your computer to fix a problem that they detected. (remember - they are crooks). Your home address and phone number are registered - that makes it easier for telemarketers to contact you, regardless if you are on a government "no contact list" or not. You can tell these people to remove your info from their data base, and they will - but not before they're going to sell your info to the next band of assholes, and the chain keeps getting longer.
  • 1-31-2017 First look at the "FROM" field and see if it is actually from an official site, or from something like "usps@gmail.com". If you are still not sure, click on "SHOW HEADERS" and see who actually sent it and where it has been.
  • All excellent answers! Everyday someone somewhere is trying to scam you one must be very careful. Very good question Bootsiebaby. Feb.01

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