Bogus USPS Delivery Failure Notice Contains Virus

United States Postal Service (USPS)The United States Postal Service has issued a warning for users to beware of fraudulent USPS delivery failure notices being sent by internet crooks as they likely contain malware.

Cybercriminals are doing their best to trick unsuspecting users into opening the fake delivery notice and its malicious contents by spoofing the sender’s email address to make it appear as if the email was sent from’ info@usps.gov’.

Inside, the bogus USPS delivery failure notice reads:

From: United States Postal Service (info@usps.gov)
Subject: USPS Delivery Failure Notification

Hello!

Unfortunately we failed to deliver the postal package you have sent on the
12th of November in time because the recipient’s address is erroneous.

Please print out the shipment label attached and collect the package at our
office.

United States Postal Service

fake-usps-delivery-notifications

The attached file, “USPS report.zip” is not a shipping label as the email claims, but it does contains the virus that the spammer is hoping you opt to download and open on your machine.

If you receive this fake USPS delivery notice email, it is recommended that you delete it from your inbox and go about your day. The USPS is already aware of the problem and they’re doing their best to figure out who’s behind these malicious emails and bring them to a stop.

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  • Astrogurl009

    good thing i googled it first to see if its a spam, i just sent a package too but i just had a gut feeling that this ones a spam, thank you for the tip !! 

  • Royvzeagler

    Lord, I work from home and ship everyday or atleast twice a week.  I had a package with signature confirmation, Insured, and tracking. Well it has not arrived to person and shows when checking tracking still in route since the 24th of Dec. I had done called and emailed the USPS, so I thought this was info on it. I clicked and opened it and it was empty, but thank god my Norton caught it and Norton popped up and said it had blocked a trojan horse and explaination, but I didn’t see norton popup with minimizing windows back and too, and did it again, that is when I saw the Norton had blocked it, THANK GOD I HAVE VIRUS SOFTWARE AND THANK YOU NORTON!!!

  • bob

    I have been receiving 2 to 4 of these emails a day for the last month and a half. Whoever the criminal may be is not to smart because some of the supposed dates that they say that I took a package to the post office were Sundays. I hope they catch these idiots soon.  

  • Arbitor0913

     i just got this. its still going on be careful everyone. worst thing is i as actually expecting to get a package on the day they listed and havent yet……

  • Tom R

    This exists; I just got an e-mail and was about to run it before finding about it here on hyphenet. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Marquisa Kirkland

      You’re welcome! Thank goodness you didn’t open the file. :)

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