The United States Postal Service is warning customers of a potential internet scam harming

computers.


The United States Postal Service is warning customers of a potential internet scam harming
computers.
Customers have reported receiving emails about package delivery or online postal charges.
The emails contain a link or attachment that when opened installs a malicious virus to the computer than steals personal information.

The emails, which claim to be from USPS, include a label with fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery and “online postage charges.” Customers are told to click on a link, open the attachment or print the label.

USPS is advising retail associates who receive a shipping label like the image accompanying this story to take the following actions:

-Do not scan the fictitious barcode. The scan will not harm postal computers. But it will transmit erroneous data to the Product Tracking System.
-Inform the customer presenting the barcode that it’s a scam.
Anyone receiving an email fitting this description should forward it to spam@uspis.gov.