Email says you've got a shipment waiting from UPS-Virus!

Email From UPS or Fedex says You’ve Got a Shipment That Can’t Be Delivered-Virus!

Summary of eRumor:

The email appears to come from United Parcel Service (UPS) or from Fedex.  It says that a shipment could not be delivered and directs you to an attachment that allegedly contains the waybill so that you can arrange to receive or to pick up the shipment.

The Truth:

According to UPS, this email, which began circulating in July, 2008, contains a virus.  It was not sent by UPS.

UPS advises not opening the attachment.

The company said it may send email notifications on occasion, but that they rarely include attachments.

If you receive an email from UPS and you’re not sure it is authentic, you are encouraged to email [email protected]Or call UPS to verify the existence of any undelivered shipments.

Updated 7/15/08