Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reminder: Don’t Download Files Attached to “USPS Delivery Failed” Emails

USPS It’s Wednesday and I figured it was about time that we reminded everyone not to download any files attached to USPS spam.

Or FedEx spam. Or UPS spam. You see where I’m going with this, right?

Sending out “delivery failure notifications” laced with malware is obviously a favorite pastime of spammers and their bots, so we just want to make sure everyone knows not to download whatever “forms” are allegedly attached to them.

Just like the other USPS delivery failure spam we’ve received in the past (and trust me, we have received a lot of it), the latest variant claims that there was an issue delivering our package at the destination address and that we will need to use the attached document to either claim the package or re-attempt to deliver it.

 USPS Delivery Failed Spam

Dear [EMAIL], hereby we notify you that your delivery tracking #650065 has FAILED to be delivered at the destination address. To claim your package or initiate a new delivery attempt please use the attached document.

Feel free to contact us with any further questions.

Call us
Call 1-800-ASK-USPS® (800-275-8777)
M-F - 8:00am-8:30pm ET
Sat - 8:00am-6:00pm ET
Sun/Holidays* - Closed

And, of course, there is malware inside the attached file, USPS ticket .zip.

Therefore, if you happen to receive a USPS spam message similar to the one outlined above, it’s strongly recommended that you:

  • Do NOT download or open any attached files.

  • Delete the email immediately.

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