This fake USPS email tries to get you to download and open an attachment. Under no circumstances should you do so. Flag the message as spam and delete it right away. In other variations of this scam you might be prompted to click on a link, again simply flag as spam and delete the message. If you clicked on any links or downloaded/opened the attachment you should scan for viruses and other threats as soon as you can. Did you receive this scam?

Version 1

Notification

Our company’s courier couldn’t make the delivery of package.

REASON: Postal code contains an error.
LOCATION OF YOUR PARCEL: New York
DELIVERY STATUS: sort order
SERVICE: One-day Shipping
NUMBER OF YOUR PARCEL: LIN6RLRXCF
FEATURES: No

Label is enclosed to the letter.
Print a label and show it at your 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 $8.26 for each day of keeping of it.
You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.
Thank you for using our services.
USPS Global.

Version 2

From: “U.S. Postal Service”
Subject: USPS Delivery Failure Notification
File attached: USPS report.zip (20 KB)

Body:

Hello!

Unfortunately we failed to deliver the postal package you have sent on the 19th of September in time because the recipient’s address is erroneous.

Please print out the shipment label attached and collect the package at our office.

United States Postal Service

I Got This Scam. What should I do now?

190 comments
englishtocanada
englishtocanada

had this email today and was worried because i am in the process of posting some xmas stuff to my niece in canada and opened the damned thing. it downloaded the attachment but advised me not to open it am i isafe ??


Phil
Phil

Yes just received it. I was in the process of writing an angry snotagram, when I found out that the company didn´t even use this carrier, especially not in the UK. Thanks for the heads up.

Jill
Jill

I got one today a email saying wrong postal address well i panicked a bit as i am expecting a parcel from china and while trying to email back i spoke to one of my bosses and showed him and he said its a scam as it had a email address jeurgens.abla@yahoo.com so I went on usps website to email them but you cant unless you live in the USA with a zip code definitely a scam

CharleyBoy
CharleyBoy

Got one today, but a virus checker (Virgin?) had already cleaned it of all malware/links.

Paige
Paige

I just received this email and not thinking I sent my address back then found this on here and realised its a scam is there anything they can do with my address or anything I can do ?

Lisa
Lisa

I received a notification from "Brandon Rose" on August 23 2013 at 12:30:30am CDT. (another address came up www-data@web04.itglobal.es)

email :

NOTIFICATION

Our courier couldn't make the delivery of parcel to you at 20th August.

Print Label and show it in the nearest Post Office

print a shipping label NOW

THIS IS A SCAM..

I just happened to be expecting a package and tried to download the "label", fortunately my iPhone wouldn't download it. I'm having it scanned for viruses.

BEWARE!!!!!

John McGowan
John McGowan

I just got an email today from... Manager Nikhil Stewart (nikhil_stewart85@postroim.com) USPS .COM Delivery Report Your package has arrived on August 17th, but the messenger was unable to deliver the package. For more information, print and read the Shipping Label. I have not opened any attachments or anything else. John.

Larry Nipon
Larry Nipon

The bigger issue is the fact that these messages are being sent to people that have actually sent a package, so its safe to assume that Outlook has been hacked.

A
A

I just got a version of this scam...click on link to primt label. I was waiting for a delivery so i clicked on the link using my iphone. I then got an error message with some weird gibberish. Should I worry? Should i do something to protect myself?

Mattias söder
Mattias söder

This one made me giggle, first of all. i don't live in the US, i have never been to the US, i don't know anyone from the US and so forth AND im kinda sure the US postal service dont use @server.pckoloji as their mail address. Now you all have a nice day ok? :)

Dwight
Dwight

I did receive the UPS version of this last year and was dumb enough to click on the link. I had never had a problem being on spam lists before but after that my e-mail address seems to be posted on outhouse walls. Today I got the USPS version and think perhaps I learned something last year.

jen vogh
jen vogh

a client clicked the download, and within minutes her email account was being used to send out hundreds of spam email. she let us know right away when she started getting bounce-backs, and we changed her email password immediately. just so you know what can happen if you click the link/download...

thanks for keeping this alert and comment section going - very helpful :)

Laura Rogers
Laura Rogers

I just received this email in conjunction with expecting a package from ebay. Could it be related?

My ISP flagged it and I saw that the sender was refuel52@gmail.com -- not what I would expect from USPS. I did a web search for reports@usps.com and found your scam listing. Glad I did my homework and did not allow delivery. Yeah for my ISP, Pacific Internet!

John A Johnson
John A Johnson

I mailed an Express Letter on April 26, 2013 and received the scam email in less than 12 hours. I almost opened it but just before I hit the download now button I had second thoughts. How are they tieing the email to the address on the label. Very close but close only counts in horseshoes.

Ray Dymun
Ray Dymun

That's what alerted me, sent to an email address I use for only one thing; church business. Usually, when you check out the email address, it's fishy, but the @usps.com domain can really fool people.

Brozzz
Brozzz

I order things all the time, but since when does the USPS send out letters, type correspondence with bad grammer, and charge for housing failed deliveries. Way too fishy, but without sites like this for confirmation it is also easy to second guess what your gut is telling you. Thank You!

ash
ash

I got that today , and the thing is I am expecting several packages ! How the fu^^k do they know ? ...

Mindy
Mindy

Found in my junk mail folder today. Suspected it was phony and found this thread. Glad you're here!

Roger
Roger

I've just received a variant of the same thing, complete with juicy .zip attachment containing 'label to take to the post office'. Funny thing is, I hadn't heard that USPS had taken over from AustraliaPost and was now delivering mail in Australia!

mick
mick

I also got this message and decided to check for any scam-type information about this type of email. I was not going to open it anyway, and deleted it. It was great to be able to verify what I thought it was..., (a nasty scam) ... by checking on this website. Thank you for keeping up with this stuff, and it is great to have a website like this to refer to. THANKS

stevewhitehead
stevewhitehead

Just got it. Haven't mailed anything in a while. Mine had a warning that said they would charge me 8 dollars a day if I didn't collect it.

Florencia
Florencia

GOT IT TODAY! but it gets easier each day to spot scams. They do not have well design e-mails, missing footer information, disclaimers, if they ask for money, for passwords, etc. And also we are more trained to just do a Google search with the e-mail subject before opening it.

Thomas F. King
Thomas F. King

I just received one that still puzzles me, because the return URL said usps.com -- but the links won't open and my virus blocker said it had caught a trojan. Could someone have pirated usps.com?

moni love
moni love

I opened the message on my Blackberry. Will the virus infect my phone? Can it take information from my phone?

armedandsafe
armedandsafe

Got mine this evening. I knew it was a scam, because I know the mail lady personally. Went searching and found this report.

Bob
Bob

Since so many of us have recently sent a package on the date they posted I suspect somewhere in the postal service there is a leak.

Roberts Smithem
Roberts Smithem

First clue - grammar poor. USPS may be broke, but they still use proper grammar. Checked end of message. - AVG (Free) caught it as follows: Viruses found in the attached files UPS_Label_Copy_US_ID98621.zip: Virus found FakeAlert. The attachment was moved to the Virus Vault. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 2012.0.2221 / Virus Database: 2441/5290 - Release Date: 09/24/12

S Stephens
S Stephens

I also received this e-mail, but it was in the spam folder. I'm not American so did not know what USPS was, but as it looked official, I googled and saw you. Great! I had not opened it. Strange that they would send an e-mail to me as I have not sent any packages.

Julie
Julie

Thank you so much for taking the time to alert people of this scam. Almost got me. The email was sent to my phone and I was unable to open the attachment. If I would've been home I probably would've opened it on my laptop. I googled USPS inc and found your link. Thanks again.

Billy
Billy

I receive an email from my spam folder from usps inc telling that a parcel will be deliver to me in 4days.. What is this all about? Thanks! -Billy

rash
rash

i think is related to a drug crimes ring, most criminals choose a career where they have access to the public and can come and go with out arousing suspection

Chris
Chris

Yup, I just received an email from "USPS" saying that there is a parcel coming my way in 5 days. The attachment was a zip file titled "USPS report". However, since I am not expecting any delivery and this email was sent to a long list of random email address, I became suspicious and google'd it. And of course, reaching this page.

Mike
Mike

I got the same email, I did not send anything at all. Not even close to the date. I actually tried to open it but msn(hotmail) would not allow me. I even tried marking it as safe. I kept trying to open it thinking who knows what it was lol...some 20 minutes later trying and failing to open fully I gave up. Then I thought "what if its some kind of scam, what if i go pick this up and I get arrested" so I googled and found you guys. Thank god and hotmail for being on my side lol. Thank you guys for finding and posting scammers!!!

Wiz
Wiz

Scumbags !! The government has enough problems without this garbage. It looked strange because the package that seemed to be in question was in my hand. My computer protection would not allow the 'site' to open. Thank you all for looking out for us unsuspecting online shoppers.

Mr.D.
Mr.D.

The one I got today came from shipping[@]durham.com . I didn't open the attachment. I did print out the email and took it to the local post office who told me it was a phony. I was thinking of renewing my Norton AV, but what use if it doesn't work on zip files? I did send a curt reply along the lines of "don't you dare threaten me!" I haven't been scammed or phished in a while, to the best of my knowledge. Perhaps it's time to install an AV program again.

helen
helen

Hi.Luckily I was suspicious of this one and didn't open the attachment. It says if i dont get this package sorted within 30 days I will incur compensation costs and storing costs @ $15 per day.It asks you to download and print a label to take to the post office. Fortunately I haven't sent anything overseas and i'm not expecting anything either so I know its a scam! Thanks guys.

Robert
Robert

Got one of these on my Droid and almost fell for it. The wording was somewhat different than above and what really almost lured me in was that an Adobe Acrobat attachment was also included. Looked super professional and what made it even more eerie was that the "package" that couldn't be delivered was supposedly in a location where, ironically, I had something being shipped from. I went with my gut on this one and waited until I could check it out on ScamTrends... I'm glad I did. Possibly saved me a lot of heartache.

Manny
Manny

Got IT today for 3.34 dollars a day from . Support-420[@]usps.com Tracking not available at usps.com

Michiel
Michiel

Got one of these as well today, so stay careful.

Roy Bowdre
Roy Bowdre

Thanks scamtrends. This is the second time you have saved my wife and I a lot of aggravation. This scam email arrived at perfect time because we had not yet been credited for a package we had returned and we were getting a little aggravated with each other until I remembered your site. Thanks again, "sharpshooter"

greg
greg

I received similar email today also curious as the timing coincides with an expensive item being shipped from China that I'm expecting. I emailed the vendor to request tracking information and shipment date as I was expecting the item to ship about now. The e-mail stated that if I didn't print out the attached zip file and bring it to the post office to confirm the address that then after 30 days I would be charged 12$ and change amount daily. I did not open the attachment suspicious it was a malware scam. It is confusing as the e-mail made reference to a company and had some characters with a tiny TM (very small font) after the characters. International shipping can be confusing as I'm not certain who hands what off to who. I recently purchased something from Canada and was concerned when the Canada Post tracking stopped when it was handed off to USPS, I then discovered the Canada Post number could used in the USPS tracker. I have to wonder if individuals involved in the shipping of items are selling e-mail addresses or is it just a random e-mail scam?

Jeff Giamario
Jeff Giamario

Aloha,I got the same type message but in my analog mind I trusted it and clicked on the attachment and boom a million windows try to open and a bogus S.M.A.R.T. program pops up and wants to fix my compuer for a Fee of course. The message said my package was not addressed right and "TheY" would charge me $ 9.95 per day to store my package!! What a rip. Now my hard drive is almost empty -just the recycle bin comes on but I still can connect to AOL!!?? HELP Am I screwed now or can I try to do a restart from a week before?

Ruby
Ruby

Hi, got this e-mail today and they almost got me. I pressed to download buy my virus watcher wouldn't download it because it said this e-mail looked suspicious. So, I decided to query the info and found your info. Thanks for helping us newbies out.

G. BERNOSKI
G. BERNOSKI

I received the email. I did not open the attachment. I send a reply with no comments. Now whenever I use Undisclosed, USPS comes up. I don't know how to delete it.

Jose
Jose

I received an email that I did not pay postal rate and if I don't respond the USPS will charge me $5.60 a day for not responding. This is a spam. I almost loaded it but thanks to my McAfee's warning I did not open the attachment.

Brigette
Brigette

received this forwarded by my boss- the bad spelling was my clue :)

Jessica
Jessica

Same email...new concept...

Luc
Luc

just got it. Located in EU no package sending or shipping in US, so suspicious right away. Deleted it.

Sandra
Sandra

Bad English and the idea that the USPS uses courier services... alrighty, then.

nicholas
nicholas

i was so silly and opened the attachment an now apparently it states that my hdd c is having some critical errors. everythings gone desktop icons files start menu programmes everythings wiped out :( what can i do about it? will re installing the os help?

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