USPS Phishing Scam
April 10, 2012 at 09:50pm
A new phishing scam sends emails made to appear as if they are from the US Postal Service. The emails contain an attached zip file. Clicking on the attachment will load malicious code onto your computer that will attempt to steal your passwords and account numbers.
A sample of the phishing email is provided below for your review.
If you receive such an email, please do not open it or click on the attachment.
From: US Postal Service [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: Your parcel is expecting of receiving
Our company's courier couldn't make the delivery of parcel.
Status/An error at the delivery address.
LOCATION OF YOUR ITEM:Oxnard
STATUS: not delivered
SERVICE: One-day Shipping
Label is enclosed to the letter.
Print your label and show it at the post office.
Information in brief:
If the parcel isn't received within 30 working days our company will have the right to claim compensation from you for it's keeping in the amount of $12.31 for each day of keeping.
You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.
Thank you for attention.
USPS Global Services.
If you have any questions about this or any other suspected email scams, please contact your local First Interstate Bank branch or our Corporate Security office at 406-237-2702.