If you’ve received the following email alert about a package sent via express mail which is awaiting your pickup – be advised the US Postal Service is warning that this is a scam.
There is likely an attachment to that email which when clicked will infect your computer. Delete any such notifications unopened.
Here is a copy of one such bogus email:
From: USPS Customer Service
Date: Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Parcel is located already at the post office
We couldn’t deliver your parcel at your address.
Reason deny\Postal code isn’t specified.
LOCATION OF YOUR ITEM:Amarillo
STATUS: not delivered
SERVICE: Express Mail
NUMBER OF YOUR ITEM:U756213378NU
Postal label is enclosed to the letter.
Print your label and show it at the post office.
An additional information
If the parcel isn’t received within 30 working days our company will have the right to claim compensation from you for it’s keeping in the amount of $5.13 for each day of keeping.
You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.
Thank you for using our services.
via: USPS (PDF Warning)