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Beware of Scam: UPS Package

by Angela On July 23, 2008

I received an e-mail this morning that didn’t look quite right.  Here is what the message said:   

Subject: [RE] UPS Tracking Number 7779321199 

Unfortunately we were not able to deliver postal package you sent on July the 1st in time because the recipient_s address is not correct.  Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office 

Your UPS 

What you see above is exactly as the message appeared in my inbox.  So what tipped me off that this was a scam?  My first clue that this was a scam was that I had just read about an almost identical e-mail by Rich Brooks on www.flyteblog.com.  The second clue was that I had not sent a UPS package (duh).  Clue number three was that there was no additional contact information for UPS, typically in an e-mail of this nature the company will give you many ways to contact them including web-site, e-mail address, phone number, etc.  The final clue was revealed when I hit the reply button and the e-mail address displayed was United Parcel Services and then included the name of a person at a software company.   

If you receive an e-mail like this simply delete it.  If you did happen to mail a package around this time contact UPS directly.  Do not open the attachment. 

Does anyone else know of any other e-mail scams we should be on the look out for? 

A day with out the unnecessary stress of a scam, priceless! 

Enjoy the good life! 

Angela Ploetz 

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