Don’t Fall For ‘USPS Postage Invoice’ Spam
It appears that USPS is once again being used to try and lure unsuspecting Email recipients into clicking on malicious links. Today’s mail, is sent from ‘Kathryn Macias’ and ‘confirms’ the purchase of 5 shipping labels.
The subject line is “USPS Postage Invoice” and the full text of the bogus Email reads:
Acct #: 7536431
This is an email confirmation for your order of 5 online shipping label(s) with postage. Your credit card will be charged the following amount:
Transaction Number: #5209692
Print Date/Time: 03/14/2012 02:30 AM CST
Postage Amount: $26.95
Credit Card Number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B # 7841 9709 8532 0105 6770 (Sequence Number 1 of 1)
If you need further assistance, please log on to www.usps.com/clicknship and go to your Shipping History or visit our Frequently Asked Questions .
You can refund your unused postage labels up to 10 days after the issue date by logging on to your Click-N-Ship Account.
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In the last week, there’s been a serious outbreak of these Emails being successfully delivered to individuals, businesses and organizations alike. If you hover over the links – DON’T CLICK – you’ll find the URL isn’t USPS at all and is actually a website designed to steal your information and cause problems on your computer or computer network.
If you’re an IT manager or tasked with the job of maintaining multiple computers, Emails like this can present a real issue because if anyone in your Organization clicks on any of these links or files it could spread the infection to other computers on your network. This could result in countless hours of removing viruses and computer downtime, which slows down productivity in your offices. If you’d like to make your job – and life – easier, it’s imperative to use SaaS Email security to stop these threats from entering your corporate network altogether.
Logic says that if malicious Emails can’t enter your Inboxes, they can’t pose a security threat to your network or as the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
If you’ve gotten a rash of these Emails – or ones that are like them – please give us a call to learn more about how our solution can make your job easier by removing these threats in cloud infrastructure. We’re always happy to help!