UPS/Fed Ex/USPS scam/virus

Feel this worth passing along. With the  holidays coming up, I can see where this could be a real problem.

The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure. You will receive an e-mail from UPS,Fed Ex, or  USPS along with a packet number. It will say that they were  unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date. It  then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached.  DON’T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS!  Pass this warning on to all your PC  operators at work and home.This virus has  caused Millions of dollars in damage in the past few days.

 

Snopes confirms that it is real.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp

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One response to “UPS/Fed Ex/USPS scam/virus

  1. Timely and on point, Yvonne. Social engineering and email scams are a hot topic. Just last week I rcd an email saying my electronic payroll tax payment was rejected. There are very real looking emails from Citi, the USPS and others that are tricking people daily… the other day one of my friends gave a scammer his birthday and email password because the email from hotmail asking to ‘verify’ his account looked so real. Read more here and stay careful, if it seems to good to be true it is, if its from a govt office or bank realize they don’t usually communicate via email asking for things, they may use email to inform but they will never ask for passwords and other personal information.

    E-Mail Verification Hoaxes-
    http://cmitsolutionsofsouthnassau.blogspot.com/2010/09/e-mail-verification-hoaxes.html

    Be Alert for An IRS E-Mail Hoax –
    http://cmitsolutionsofsouthnassau.blogspot.com/2010/09/be-alert-for-irs-e-mail-hoax.html

    Read more about these fraudulent e-mails –
    http://www.enigmasoftware.com/phishing-email-scam-targets-eftps-taxpayers/

    Armando D’Accordo
    President

    CMIT Solutions of South Nassau
    Work Phone – 516.208.4161
    Fax Number – 516.378.0463
    Toll Free – 1.800.399.CMIT
    adaccordo@cmitsolutions.com

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