‘United Postal Service Tracking Nr. H5351717724′ Email Is Hexing Recipients
If you logged into your Email box and found a message with the title ‘United Postal Service Tracking Nr. H5351717724‘, please be advised that this is not a legitimate Email and should be deleted immediately.
This message provides both links and a .zip file that shouldn’t be clicked on.
One of the first indications this is a hoax is the use of the greeting “The adored, *recipient name here*” Another telltale sign this is a a hoax is the sender’s address is “GuidryswzgEsxGeROSALEE@hotmail.com” which has nothing to do with UPS.
The full text of the message reads:
You can use UPS Customer Services to:
Schedule a Pickup
Open a Your UPS .com Customer Services Account
Welcome to UPS Services
The adored, NAME REMOVED.
DEAR CONSUMER , RECIPIENT’S ADDRESS IS WRONG
Print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our department.
With Best Wishes , Your UPS .COM.
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This communication contains proprietary information and may be confidential If you are not the intended recipient, the reading, copying, disclosure or other use of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and you are instructed to please delete this e-mail immediately.
As you can see, the Email encourages recipients to click and print out the attached invoice copy to collect their package at their department, while providing valid looking links in the body of the text.
This ploy is meant to throw people off because they might say to themselves, “Hey, these links all look OK – maybe I SHOULD click on the attachment to collect my package” but this decision could prove to be a bad mistake that puts your computer and your private information in jeopardy. Be sure not to fall for it and delete this message from your system.
I hope that you found this post helpful and you were able to avoid the complications that this message really brings – a virus or malware. If so, I ask that you kindly share it with your friends and family at social networking websites so they don’t get duped by it either.
Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!