Sunday, October 09, 2011

Postal Inspectors Warn of New Email Scam

A new email scam involving the United States Postal Service (USPS) is hitting Southwest Florida inboxes. Postal inspectors are warning that a single click can be disastrous for your computer.

The USPS scam asks you to open a link to find out when you can expect or reschedule a certified mail delivery date according to a report from WINK-TV News.

The USPS says this isn't the first time they've been targeted.

USPS Spokesperson Debbie Mitchell is quoted in the piece as saying, "In the past, they were sending something similar saying, 'We have a package for you, we've tried to deliver it. We need your help. Please click on this link to re-deliver your parcel."

The U.S. Postal Service reminds everyone that they never ask for personal information via email.

To read the entire article and watch the station's on-air report, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM