SCAM ALERT: Scammers claim to be with U.S. Postal Service to install malware on your computer

Posted at 7:52 PM, Sep 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-19 19:52:25-04

The email looked official with the United States Postal Service logo and a note saying ”Our courier couldn`t make the delivery of parcel today.”

It asked customers to click on the link below.

'But' if you click...

”Malware could be installed on your computer and they could see all personal information on your computer and gain access to anything you had on your computer,” says Tammy Mayle, a U.S. Postal Inspector.

The postal service says it doesn`t use email to notify customers about a package delivery.

”Customers would receive notification via postcard that they needed to pick up a parcel or it would be posted on the door,” says Mayle.

Postal inspectors say always be wary of any email claiming to come from the postal service.

”The post office doesn`t have the email address for every postal customer available,” says Mayle.

Postal inspectors say the bogus e-mails often have a sense of urgency and claim if the package isn`t picked up within 30 days, it will be returned to sender.