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October 8, 2010

Clever USPS email scam

I received an email, get this: from federal@usps.com, with picture and an announcement of a failure in sending a package I supposedly sent.


Interesting to say the least, that the email allegedly used is the one above. don't know how they did it, i doubt a USPS worker contributed in any way. There is a zip-file attached, but i don't wish to open it, because i don't use an antivirus and i'm not that curious as to what lies in that pandora's box.
Goes without saying: never open attachments from unknown senders.

26 comments:

  1. Lol, i've never gotten one from usps..

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  2. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  3. obviously so fake.. THE USPS NEVER FAILS!

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  4. looks legit do it dude dont be a pussy lol

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  5. Probably just spoofed the usps address. Strangely, I don't think this falls under mail fraud since it wasn't sent to an electronic address and not a physical one.

    If you wander to your post office one day you should probably ask. I am actually kind of curious as to whose jurisdiction this would fall.

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  6. now thats a strange scam. u have to be very carefull with those emails.

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  7. Yea I've been getting stuff like this more and more recently

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  8. Theyre getting good with the address spoofing although I suppose it should be .gov

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  9. Irecieved scam e-mails too, but usually they are too obivious.

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  10. It wouldn't surprise me if a USPS worker was really in on it though...

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  11. nice, I can't wait to see what you have to say in your next post

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  12. O.o thanks ill be sure to watch out!

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  13. That is pretty clever, actually. Crazy people and their want to give people viruses.

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  14. Pure scam!! How far will the scammers go to have your PC infected with a malware?

    S!

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  15. I received one just this morning only mine wanted to give me additional info on a package that someone supposedly sent to me.

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  16. I just got an email like this!

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