Beware of shipping scams this holiday shopping season
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:40:02 GMT — If you're planning on shipping holiday packages this season, beware.Florida's Lee County Sheriff's Office wants to warn you about bogus emails claiming to be from the post office or other shipping companies.Fraud specialist Beth Schell says the emails contain false information about a package that could not be delivered.Here's the most important thing: the USPS says it will never send an email regarding packages it cannot deliver."Some of the grammar and the spelling was incorrect. On the top it said USPS. But inside the label they forgot one of the 'S's," says Schell.USPS says it will never send an email regarding packages it cannot deliver."So basically the consumer needs to be aware of receiving any emails they don't solicit with instructions to click," says Schell.If you do click, it could activate a virus that can steal your personal information.Take a look at the computer. The only way the postal service will get your email address is if you sign up on their website and click and ship that way.
(Information courtesy NBC News)
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