Billing Statements From UPS-Fiction! & Scam!

Billing Statements From UPS-Fiction! & Scam!

Summary of eRumor:
This is a very official looking email that appears as though it came from UPS saying that your invoice is ready.

The Truth:
Do not click the links in these emails as they can redirect you to a website other than United Parcel Service (UPS). These sites may infect your computer or trick you into submitting personal and financial information. In early October 2012 these cleverly disguised emails went viral on the World Wide Web. They may look official but they are a scam.
UPS has a page on their web site to help visitors identify the various scams in circulation.  Click for UPS tips..

The easiest way to check questionable emails is to hover the mouse (without clicking any buttons) over the links in the suspected emails.  Looking at the bottom border of the email window an Internet location of the website can be seen.   If that link does not appear to be from the company sending the email it is a very good indication that it is a redirecting scam.

It is a good practice to never click links in unsolicited emails until the computer user is certain that the links are safe.
updated 10/05/12