UPS, Fed Ex, USPS Delivery Failure Notice-Virus!

UPS, Fed Ex, USPS Delivery Failure Notice-Virus!

Summary of eRumor:
An email claims that UPS, FedEx or USPS failed to deliver a package and asks the reader to click on a link to print an invoice.

The Truth:
This fake delivery failure notification from UPS, FedEx or USPS is a phishing scam that has been circling the Web in different variations for years.

Clicking on the link will expose your computer to malware or harmful viruses.

Readers are often notified via email that a courier was unable to deliver a package. The email provides a fake tracking number or packet number and asks the reader to click on a link or attached zip file to print an invoice for the package.

FedEx, DHL and USPS have all issued consumer warnings about this phishing scam over the years.

Here’s an example of the USPS delivery failure email:

From: [email protected]



Your Parcel has arrived at May 24th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

Print Shipping Lable

Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

USPS Corporate Information Security Officer Chuck McGann suggests a few helpful ways to identify bogus emails like this one. Poor grammar, language that calls for immediate action, requests for personal information and emails from an “automated message system” should all be considered red flags. first reported on this eRumor when it inititally surfaced in 2008. Click HERE to read the original story.

Posted 11/21/14