Some postal customers are receiving bogus e mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e mails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your pc, according to a release Tuesday from the United States Postal Service. The e mails claim to be from the U S Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. You are instructed to click on a link, open the attachment or print the label but postal inspectors warn: DON'T DO IT!!! Like most viruses sent by e mail, clicking on the link or opening the attachment will activate a virus that can steal information such as your name, password, and financial account information. The post office says simply delete the message without taking any further action. The post office says it is working to shut down the malicious program. If you wish to report a spam, call 1 800 ASK USPS or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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