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Posted on: November 14, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Beware Of Holiday Spam

Some postal customers are receiving false emails about a package delivery. The emails contain a link that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your computer.

The emails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain false information about an attempted package delivery. You are instructed to click on a link to find out when you can expect your delivery.

Postal Inspectors warn: Do not click on the link. Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking on the link will activate a virus that can steal information—such as your user name, password and financial account information.

Simply delete the message without taking any further action. If you have questions about a suspicious postal email or wish to report spam, contact the Postal Inspection Service at

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