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New Scam and/or Virus: “It’s denied at the parcel’s delivery”

Sean Parnell - Monday, April 09, 2012

It's so tempting to open the attached zip file, but let common sense take hold before you infect your computer with a virus:

  • You didn't send anything to Las Vegas
  • The USPS doesn't charge $8.41/day to hold anything
  • The awful grammar indicates this is a foreign hacker/spammer

It's also very easy to display an email address from anyone at any domain.

The original message I received today…

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Postal notification,

We couldn't deliver your parcel.
Reason deny:Wrong data delivery.

LOCATION OF YOUR PARCEL:Las Vegas
STATUS: not delivered
SERVICE: Standard Shipping
Parcel number:U210832447NU
INSURANCE: Yes

Postal label is enclosed to the letter.
Print your label and show it at the post office.

An additional information
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 $8.41 for each day of keeping.

You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.

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USPS Express Services.