So you see a message from USPS (something similar could come from UPS or FedEx) that looks like this:
From: World Wide Web Owner <firstname.lastname@example.org> on behalf of; US Postal Service <email@example.com>
Attachment: Label_Parcel_USPS_ID7124-184-15.zip (27 KB)
Our company’s courier couldn’t make the delivery of parcel. Status deny/Fee isn’t paid.
LOCATION OF YOUR PARCEL:Oxnard STATUS OF YOUR ITEM: sort order SERVICE: Express Mail ITEM NUMBER:U694618148NU INSURANCE: No
Label is enclosed to the letter. You should print the label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.
Attention! 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 $3.65 for each day of keeping.
You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.
Thank you for attention. USPS Logistics.
Always be careful about email. Think about it, has the USPS ever sent you an email about a package before? Not likely, so look carefully and you will see several things wrong with this message.
“firstname.lastname@example.org” is who it is from. as soon as you see “.hu” – you know it is from another country. Your suspicion should be elevated even more that a package from the USPS is sent from another country.
“delivery of parcel” should be “delivery of a parcel” – grammatical errors in a message from the USPS? You would expect more I hope.
“You should print the label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.” – they want you to open the attachment to infect your machine. Think about it. “nearest post office?” really? If this were legit the package would be at a specific post office. I couldn’t expect it, in all cases, be the nearest.
The rest of the message is full of grammatical errors as well as the silly notion that the post office will charge me daily for keeping it? I don’t think so.
Indeed the message is a virus. Always be careful.by