USPS Delivery Failure Notification eMail Scam

ON GUARD
CUSTOMERS WARNED ABOUT EMAIL SCAMMERS USING USPS NAME

Postal Service customers take note — usps.com recently posted a warning about email scammers using the Postal Service’s name to access valuable personal information.

Customers being targeted receive bogus emails with subject lines containing the text: “USPS Delivery Failure Notification.” The emails claim to be from the Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery. The emails instruct customers to click on a link to find out when they can expect delivery.

Clicking on the link activates a virus, which can steal personal information — such as user names, passwords or financial account information — stored on the computer.

Customers should simply delete the message and take no further action unless they choose to report the email as spam by contacting abuse@usps.gov.

The email scam is similar to a telemarketing scam uncovered by the Postal Inspection Service in which fraudsters masquerading as USPS employees were phoning residents and requesting birth dates and Social Security numbers as requirements for package delivery (Link, 10/31).

Corporate Information Security Officer Chuck McGann offers these tips on spotting bogus emails:

  • The text contains poor grammar or spelling errors.
  • The text states immediate action must be taken or customer could face dire consequences.
  • The email requests personal information under the guise of re-confirming information.
  • The text from an “automated message system” states “Click on this link for details.”

Customers with questions about a delivery by the Postal Service should call 800-ASK-USPS.

111 Responses to "USPS Delivery Failure Notification eMail Scam"

  1. Gordon   December 24, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I received an email with FEDEX color logo heading:
    HEADER:
    From: – Mon Dec 24 00:48:45 2012
    X-Account-Key: account2
    X-UIDL: 1899040.Ss1nuofO8aTe,9Y3V2njzZbDv3g=
    X-Mozilla-Status: 0000
    X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
    X-Mozilla-Keys:
    Return-Path: wow.037@jacksonville.com
    Received: from imta03.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net (LHLO imta03.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net) (76.96.62.29) by sz0058.wc.mail.comcast.net with LMTP; Mon, 24 Dec 2012 02:05:41 +0000 (UTC)
    Received: from jacksonville.com ([108.13.125.61]) by imta03.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net with comcast id fE5g1k0091Kbx6s03E5gM9; Mon, 24 Dec 2012 02:05:40 +0000
    X-CAA-SPAM: F00000

    MESSAGE:

    FedEx

    Order: VGH-9389-3804865396
    Order Date: Friday, 14 December 2012, 01:21 PM

    Dear Customer,

    Your parcel has arrived at the post office at December 20.Our courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

    To receive a parcel, please, go to the nearest our office and show this receipt.

    DOWNLOAD POSTAL RECEIPT

    Best Regards, The FedEx Team.

    © FedEx 1995-2012

    No virus found in this message.
    Checked by AVG – http://www.avg.com
    Version: 2013.0.2805 / Virus Database: 2637/5979 – Release Date: 12/22/12

  2. Roger   January 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Received on Jan 6, 2013

    FedEx

    Order: HJF-7054-45085294
    Order Date: Thursday, 27 December 2012, 10:41 AM
    Dear Customer,

    Your parcel has arrived at the post office at December 31.Our courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

    To receive your parcel, please, go to the nearest office and show this receipt.

    DOWNLOAD POSTAL RECEIPT

    Best Regards, The FedEx Team.

    from -238@plano.com

  3. Jeanne   February 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    USPS notification

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

    REASON: Postal code contains an error.
    LOCATION OF YOUR PARCEL: KnoxvilleFort
    DELIVERY STATUS: sort order
    SERVICE: One-day Shipping
    NUMBER OF YOUR PARCEL: 0P849K468M
    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.
    Return-Path:
    Received: from 186-240-customer.kristel.ru (unknown [213.110.240.186])
    by mtain-me03.r1000.mx.aol.com (Internet Inbound) with ESMTP id AD70538000088
    for <jm; Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:46:05 -0500 (EST)
    Received: from [71.147.14.189] (helo=zklbfrfdecwr.twraroxqwg.su)
    by 186-240-customer.kristel.ru with esmtpa (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from )
    id 1MM2O9-7067ua-B6
    for jm; Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:46:04 +0700
    From: "USPS client manager Dallas Granger"
    To:
    Subject: USPS delivery failure report
    Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:46:04 +0700
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    X-Priority: 3
    X-Mailer: wyuevgr 97
    Message-ID:
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
    boundary=”—-=a__somzjflt_18_76_30″
    x-aol-global-disposition: G
    X-AOL-VSS-INFO: 5400.1158/88215
    X-AOL-VSS-CODE: clean
    x-aol-sid: 3039ac1d608b511e1ffd6a75
    X-AOL-IP: 213.110.240.186
    X-AOL-SPF: domain : gmail.com SPF : neutral

  4. Kurt   February 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

    from email address: archaismsy5@gmail.com

    Notification

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

    REASON: Postal code contains an error.
    LOCATION OF YOUR PARCEL: KnoxvilleFort
    DELIVERY STATUS: sort order
    SERVICE: One-day Shipping
    NUMBER OF YOUR PARCEL: Q77MZ10J9W
    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.

    Heaha ko ka ipuhaole ?Eia ka paakaipakahiI wahi kope nou?Dinner:nui?quarter ?Tomorrow at four o’clockWhat shall I offer you,Kanaiwa kenekaHas the mail arrived fromE hoopiha i ka pika-holoiKanakolu keneka no kakala kekahiwahi kupa honu?And what for a hen?Agnes ?olepelepeHow much do you want?Any letters for me?63Aohe hiki ia oe ke hoemiKela, lawe mai ka pipiUa loaa ia’u he paina ka-At what hour do you dineki liilii?Two for a quarterE hoomai na*u i kakiniwith some cabbage and

    zip file attached

  5. Stacy   April 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Note – any reference to “txxxa” has been made by me for privacy reasons.

    Return-Path:
    Delivered-To: contact@txxxa.user
    Received: (qmail 3083 invoked by uid 504); 14 Apr 2013 21:23:56 -0000
    Received: from unknown (HELO static-200-56-117-x.digitalags.net) (200.56.117.177)
    by s415.sureserver.com with SMTP; 14 Apr 2013 21:23:56 -0000
    Received: from [216.183.157.163] (helo=lilhigci.rhuaasugipyow.info)
    by static-200-56-117-x.digitalags.net with esmtpa (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from )
    id 1MM0PQ-8655qh-R4
    for contact@txxxa.com; Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:23:57 -0600
    From: “USPS client manager Milo Douglas”
    To:
    Subject: USPS delivery failure report
    Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:23:57 -0600
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    X-Priority: 3
    X-Mailer: xoseiiflsr_00
    Message-ID:
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
    boundary=”—-=a__oeegg_40_03_61″
    X-EsetId: 58090F224179CE300C4D50

    USPS 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: RT1BB07K6S
    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.

    (attached was a zip file named “LABEL-ID-56723547-GFK-78.zip)

  6. Dominic   August 20, 2013 at 9:22 am

    …..
    and isn’t if funny that the usps does not have a site anywhere to report these fraudsters?

    you’d think they were in on the scam

    Dominic – thank you for your comments…please, do not post personal names of USPS employees. PEN

  7. K Wilson   August 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    i got an email stating it wasnt delivered and i need to print a label out to take to the local usps. came from a Manager Christian Stone.

  8. P. Culver   August 24, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I got an e-mail this morning stating a package was not delivered on August 20 and I need to print out a label to take to the post office. From manager Sebastian somebody with a ..eu e-mail address. Before I saw that, I clicked on the link to print it and my virus s/w stopped it and asked for permission to go on to the site. I did not. I “permanently” deleted the e-mail. and am doing a full virus scan. I got sucked in as I am getting a lot of USPS & other carrier deliveries right now. I do not save any User ID’s or passwords on my computer except for a few shopping sites, and I deleted those and set my browser not to save any at all. It would be helpful to know what “financial information” would be stored on my computer other than passwords and User IDs so I could delete it. Does anyone know?.

  9. J Hartis   August 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Why not have an email to forward there thing?

    Email follows:

    ——– Original Message ——–
    From: – Sun Aug 25 10:42:56 2013
    X-Account-Key: account4
    X-UIDL: 36120.QTSKMYKhRkMzExO+0sgjpQdPM5Q=
    X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
    X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
    X-Mozilla-Keys:
    Return-Path: benjamin_caldwell68@asp-technik.de
    Received: from imta10.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net (LHLO imta10.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net) (76.96.62.14) by sz0078.wc.mail.comcast.net with LMTP; Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:36:34 +0000 (UTC)
    Received: from h1909150.stratoserver.net ([85.214.200.228]) by imta10.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net with comcast id H0cZ1m00v4wAD8d0A0cZTi; Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:36:34 +0000
    X-CAA-SPAM: 00000
    X-Authority-Analysis: v=2.1 cv=UbBoFsiN c=1 sm=1 tr=0 a=nwT+F5sKHniWAPnRJHGYIQ==:117 a=nwT+F5sKHniWAPnRJHGYIQ==:17 a=0gi-pdlpAAAA:8 a=C_IRinGWAAAA:8 a=lS0MHldHvS4A:10 a=rj2WpHJKASQA:10 a=WnPcyDH9aSYA:10 a=TI22AFQe_gsA:10 a=KvIUGjmmAAAA:8 a=iBnUSP-dkcUsywjjBuUA:9 a=wPNLvfGTeEIA:10 a=GblxdU91o9EA:10 a=_gn2yn2fn3QA:10 a=hbOrSk7TAAAA:8 a=vAo2WeEED0AFMuYQ:21 a=_W_S_7VecoQA:10 a=TJBbJAUEheEA:10
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    To: someone@comcast.net
    Subject: Unable to Delivery Notification
    From: Manager Benjamin Caldwell
    X-Mailer: lightbulbruffiansof6
    Reply-To: Manager Benjamin Caldwell
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;boundary=”———-13774341935219FA513DD37″
    Message-Id:
    Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:36:33 +0200

    USPS .COM

    Notification

    Our courier couldnt 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

    USPS | Copyright 2013 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

  10. lisa   August 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

    you can email abuse@usps.com

  11. MARIANNE72343   August 26, 2013 at 2:46 am

    I get these emails all the time from FedEx, USPS and DHL. I don’t click on any links…I just reply and tell them to EAT S*** AND DIE.

  12. Alysa   September 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

    From USPS Express Services Wed Sep 11 08:37:21 2013
    X-Apparently-To: alysabuchanan@ymail.com via 98.138.226.97; Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:37:23 +0000
    Return-Path:
    X-YahooFilteredBulk: 207.190.236.218
    Received-SPF: softfail (transitioning domain of aexp.com does not designate 207.190.236.218 as permitted sender)
    X-YMailISG: F6_XsqcWLDtUb8HkE8nPxy9G1NrktgeDmAeQxW4aK0oOHwhu
    7Q8njHeBs0C_dLtGb_MKFa6TdN7VhgqoKK3CqnyJf.UYQ54kTMqu.BnF2mj_
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    X-Originating-IP: [207.190.236.218]
    Authentication-Results: mta1478.mail.bf1.yahoo.com from=; domainkeys=neutral (no sig); from=usps.com; dkim=neutral (no sig)
    Received: from 127.0.0.1 (EHLO static-207-190-236-218.ma.onecommunications.net) (207.190.236.218)
    by mta1478.mail.bf1.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:37:22 +0000
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    by static-207-190-236-218.ma.onecommunications.net with esmtpa (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from )
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    for alysabuchanan@ymail.com; Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:37:21 -0500 Received: from 207.190.236.218 (account welcome@aexp.com HELO gbxycdybcu.kqniqlriysngird.info)
    by static-207-190-236-218.ma.onecommunications.net (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 5.2.3)
    with ESMTPA id 620162341 for alysabuchanan@ymail.com; Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:37:21 -0500
    Date:Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:37:21 -0500
    From:”USPS Express Services”
    X-Mailer: The Bat! (v2.00.18) Personal
    X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
    Message-ID:
    To: ,
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    Subject: USPS – Missed package delivery
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
    boundary=”———-434E318043D879A”
    Content-Length: 18132
    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: UGLXWTHB3CRG9MESM8
    FEATURES: No

    Label is enclosed to the letter.
    Print a label and show it at your post office.

    An additional information:

    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.

    *** This is an automatically generated email, please do not reply ***

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
    This electronic mail transmission and any attached files contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information belonging to the sender (USPS , Inc.) that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or protected from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distributions of this electronic message are violations of federal law. Please notify the sender of any unintended recipients and delete the original message without making any copies. Thank You

  13. Hypnotica Trance   September 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I got this:
    I was stupid enough to click on the play button, and got a virus. the virus is installing a virus scanner I never saw. Then it says that some virus I be infected now, only can be removed if I buy the virus scanner. I had 4 hours to find out, how I can remove that bad thing by my self.

    Now I try to find out more about that bad ass. It seems all coming from h1909150.stratoserver.net

    So take care if you see that address!

    x-store-info:4r51+eLowCe79NzwdU2kR3P+ctWZsO+J
    Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; spf=none (sender IP is 85.214.200.228) smtp.mailfrom=service@asp-technik.de; dkim=none header.d=asp-technik.de; x-hmca=none header.id=service@asp-technik.de
    X-SID-PRA: service@asp-technik.de
    X-AUTH-Result: NONE
    X-SID-Result: NONE
    X-Message-Status: n:n
    X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0wO0Q9MjtHRD0yO1NDTD02
    X-Message-Info: 3c21WZ1hAltI9DuizMAEE2EqpaoPV2HUfT3bzSteNcWXbrVlrYLSyrjXSresSBs2Ncnms27lUFN/euV269a2kR/DkXjilGiskSem4LUnfHypgauZ5x+zuCy3yKwoXe2Xn3iAX4ecYCdxk0Z2rpF8zZe4MJbCF4oFFYfluZlBvosVlHRok4v4by/i5u0ipJZWPNU5PHfHzNOvMf3EFUYCtUv7Itf6ew1b
    Received: from h1909150.stratoserver.net ([85.214.200.228]) by BAY0-MC4-F4.Bay0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4900);
    Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:45:06 -0700
    Received: from u1909150 by h1909150.stratoserver.net with local (Exim 4.63)
    (envelope-from )
    id 1VN3pJ-0004U7-Uq
    for hypnoticatrance@hotmail.com; Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:45:05 +0200
    To: hypnoticatrance@hotmail.com
    Subject: Voice Message Notification
    From: “WhatsApp Messaging Service”
    X-Mailer: Douhou@Mailversion2.2.0.0/2.2.0.0
    Reply-To: “WhatsApp Messaging Service”
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;boundary=”———-1379695505523C7B91E42FF”
    Message-Id:
    Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:45:05 +0200
    Return-Path: service@asp-technik.de
    X-OriginalArrivalTime: 20 Sep 2013 16:45:07.0224 (UTC) FILETIME=[C34E9980:01CEB620]

    ————1379695505523C7B91E42FF
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”ISO-8859-1″; format=flowed
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    

    WhatsApp

    You have a new voicemail!

    Details

    Time of Call: Sep-17 2013 08:05:07
    Lenth of Call: 08 seconds

    Play

    *If you cannot play, move message to the “Inbox” folder.

    2013 WhatsApp Inc

  14. Kathy   October 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Their newest one is “Your package is ready for pick up.” It comes, supposedly from USPS Express Mail (service-notification@usps.gov) and it has various package numbers.

  15. J Brock   October 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I received a fake email also and went our local post office to check.

  16. Gene   October 15, 2013 at 11:31 am

    The virus kicks in when you back up your files while online. A program will open explaining that your files have been encrypted and a decryption key is needed to unlock your files. Of course the key will cost you $300 USD! First, do not open the zip file attached to the fake email and second, never do an online back up!

  17. Gene   October 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Forward fraudulent email’s to spam@uspis.gov

  18. Kean   October 18, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Can someone please decide what the correct e-mail address is to forward these messages to?

    So far I have seen abuse@usps.gov, spam@uspis and abuse@usps.com – what a shambles

  19. j.   November 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    http://techhelplist.com/index.php/spam-list/206-usps-delivery-failure-report-virus

    this email is in a botnet playlist. it will come up from time to time to spread viruses.

  20. charles McKinna   December 12, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Just received scam email supposedly from British airways prompting me to activate flight ticket by opening attachment.

    These crooks should be strung up!.

  21. Terri Freeman Smith   December 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Does anyone know about the site
    ****** (site lin removed by PEN) – USPS gov site site to hold mail and enter all my info here. Should I be concerned?

    Terri – never heard of that site – the official site to place your mail on hold is here:

    https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/

  22. Rebmoma   December 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I received a similar email regarding an express delivery from Walmart though I haven’t shopped Walmart in years. I assume that clicking on their links will download viscious viruses. TIS THE SEASON. I’ve reposted your article on FB so all of my friends know to be aware. THANK YOU (all of my packages have been delivered, timely and affordable)!!!!

  23. Clint   January 18, 2014 at 1:36 am

    I had an email today about my package what I order and waiting for could not be delivered and have to press link and print label and go local post office to pick up my package ?? From USPS Express services,,,What do I do please help do I wait for my package to come and delete the message ??

    Kind regards Clint

    Clint – call your local post office regarding your package. PEN

  24. Jill   March 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    What does USPS think about servicehold.com ? I lazily did a Google search for “USPS HoldMail” and didn’t even notice that the link I clicked on had taken me to servicehold. Then, after filling out my address info, it took me to a payment page for “setting up my account” for $14. Again, being dumb-headed, I thought this was a new fee by the beleagured USPS, so I paid. When I woke up (literally), I easily cancelled my “membership”, and used the real Hold Mail. This seems like a big scam, offering absolutely nothing that USPS doesn’t offer already. Please respond!

    Jill – we are NOT the official USPS – postal service. PEN is a news and resource portal for EMPLOYEES of USPS. I agree with what you have said and suggest you contact the official USPS. Try usps.com and 1-800-AskUSPS – Rick Owens – PEN

  25. Keith   April 2, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I received an email April 01, 2014 Addressed
    “standard shipping”
    I was recently out of town and thought that the email was safe and concerning a missing parcel that I am still waiting for. I opened the email and it read:

    Delivery Status Notification
    USPS.COM Notification Our courier couldn’t make the delivery of parcel to you at 25th March. Print label and show it in the nearest post office.
    (The link in blue) says “Print a Shipping Label NOW.”
    Below it says USPS Copyright 2014 USPS, All Rights Reserved.

    I clicked open on the link and I cannot remember what it stated only that it stated I needed to purchase some kind of viewer in order to print the receipt. I canceled and then realized the mail could be fake. I did a quick virus scan, it showed nothing. I need to know if anyone else received an email in there inbox like mine?

  26. Brian Hamilton   April 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I received 2 of the same USPS phishing spam messages in the last 24 hours. I forwarded them as attachments to phishing-report(at)us-cert.gov
    which is the address given on the Homeland Security website.

  27. Beau   April 6, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    USPS .COM

    Notification

    Our courier couldnt make the delivery of parcel to you at 31th March.
    Print label and show it in the nearest post office.

    Print a Shipping Label NOW

    USPS | Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

  28. Val   April 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    USPS .COM

    Notification

    Our courier couldnt make the delivery of parcel to you at 07th April 2014.
    Print label and show it in the nearest post office.

    Print a Shipping Label NOW

  29. Steve P.   April 16, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Notification

    Our courier couldnt make the delivery of parcel to you at 13th April 2014.
    Print label and show it in the nearest post office.

    Print a Shipping Label NOW

    USPS | Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

  30. patty   April 25, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Standard Shipping
    6:10 PM (14 hours ago)

    to me

    Why is this message in Spam? It’s similar to messages that were detected by our spam filters. Learn more

    USPS .COM

    Notification

    Our courier couldnt make the delivery of parcel to you at 20th April 2014.
    Print label and show it in the nearest post office.

    Print a Shipping Label NOW

    USPS | Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

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  31. Michelle   May 1, 2014 at 6:55 am

    To Keith..Yes I just received the same email this morning at 1:51 am. I am surprised it was not in my spam folder. I am waiting on a package but the email is not right to me. They use improper english to me as far as it saying….Notification

    Our courier couldnt make the delivery of parcel to you at 27th April.
    Print label and show it in the nearest post office.

    What tips me off on these emails is how they put there dates. The date says along with the wording …delivery of parcel to you at 27th April which first tells me that it is someone whos first language is not english. It just throws a red flag with the “to you at 27th April”. The post office would not list the date in this order or manner. Plus on your email account page you can click on that email then click actions then click View Full Header and it will show all the information where the email came from. My sender was tcwildgoose@gmail.com

  32. bill   May 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    what do I do if I have already opened the e-mail?

    thanks,
    bill

  33. Gary   May 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    From Postal Service (us_99@elsigroup.it)

    USPS .COM

    Notification

    Our courier couldnt make the delivery of parcel to you at 30th April 2014.
    Print label and show it in the nearest post office.

    Print a Shipping Label NOW

    USPS | Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

  34. darryn   May 10, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I opened the email :/ bascically i didnt read this at the time, it downloaded it but google chrome told me to discard it instead of open it so i did, will i still get the virus, or did i need to open the winrar to get it?

  35. John Mayer   May 12, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Dominic, it took me less than a minute to come up with two sites to reports scams and phishing: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Internet-Fraud.shtml
    http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams. I’m sure there are many more. You have the internet; why not do a little work yourself instead of blaming the Post Office (which, btw, is not a part of the government and has no more authority than you do to police email). The USPS DOES, though, refer the public to the US Postal Inspection Service, which IS part of the government: The postal inspection service advises anyone who receives one of these scam emails to forward it to spam@uspis.gov. Recipients may also call the postal inspection service at 877-876-2455.

  36. Scott   May 12, 2014 at 11:13 am

    5/12/2014…Just found one of these in my inbox…coming from: status_69@trekking-in-himalaya.com USPS.com Notification….Your parcel has arrived at May 7th 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you. Print your label and show it in the nearest Post Office to get a parcel. PRINT SHIPPING LABEL ( I immediately did a search, to verify that it was some sort of SCAM or virus. Not expecting any packages, and when I have…in the past, there has been an actual official notification left in my mailbox or attached to my door.

  37. Kelly Jo Frey   May 13, 2014 at 12:32 am

    As my husband’s revised passport for his visa was supposedly sent to his PO Box and I was to pick it up this evening and send overnight tomorrow so he an get visa info going…No passport was in the PO box, nor was it mailed to the home address. Ironically I received a suspicious email from USPS.COM (Blue/Gray logo) informing me they could not delver and to click on the link “PRINT SHIPPING” I normally never click on anything that seems troubling, but I did it anyway…what comes up is URL Not found on server URL/en.php

    Obviously thee is not something right with this and I may have violated by MAC? Any suggestions as to what this is all about and is concern warranted?

    Kelly – you would need to pose your question to the official USPS. Try 1-800-Ask-USPS

  38. Kelly Jo Frey   May 13, 2014 at 12:34 am

    My sender was us.29@capecoralkarste.com

  39. Leo   May 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

    This is what I got ,looks like its phishing from some German e-mail server.Also from looking at it uses your ISP’s main local hub by name ,in my case Annapolis MD.
    Even had some fake news blurbs at the bottom, pretty much a give away,the BBC isn’t very popular over here,looks like a Euro phishing scam.

    USPS.COM

    Notification

    Your parcel has arrived at May 11th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

    Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

    Print Shipping Label
    Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

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  40. Leo McMahon   May 15, 2014 at 11:36 am

    This is what I got ,looks like its phishing from some German e-mail server.Also from looking at it uses your ISP’s main local hub by name ,in my case Annapolis MD.
    Even had some fake news blurbs at the bottom, pretty much a give away,the BBC isn’t very popular over here,looks like a Euro phishing scam.

    USPS.COM

    Notification

    Your parcel has arrived at May 11th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

    Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

    Print Shipping Label
    Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

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  41. stacey   May 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    i revived a e-mail with usps.com on it and it said

    USPS.COM

    Notification

    Your parcel has arrived at May 12th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

    Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

    Print Shipping Label

  42. Gordon Sabaduquia   May 19, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I sent this to abuse@usps.gov
    Below is an email I received which I have marked as spam. Appears to be a phishing email. I have not clicked on the link in the email. The full header:

    Full Header:
    From One Day Shipping Mon May 19 04:35:42 2014
    X-Apparently-To: gordon_sabaduquia@yahoo.com via 98.138.198.253; Mon, 19 May 2014 11:34:53 +0000
    Return-Path:
    X-YahooFilteredBulk: 184.154.109.124
    Received-SPF: none (domain of vps203.tmdvps.com does not designate permitted sender hosts)
    X-YMailISG: FE3SEqEWLDsHVu78yfLQ1zGrhHkZwBv.vteRo6TVLvyVvW6w
    ZcP6qHCQDuCfSOMQUG6FtMj_fbIrLK1g75OeXb6aX8cWzjLDFB47fA3wTQgY
    EN9hqTlz6XpDK9cRKcOV7HHNSMCHLsbgVYFjnUAJrkSAHqfImrnWaHGORrkf
    e0jsTdPsP9WuArfQZst5oNs5FcIb01.lLH6PIDHAzGZ6iRtxd7DnTCxMSOAc
    9WJqr9VOja7ke0Y.qBei_dhCdm3pnvUp0hI3LGOliC5.m1aTWBxthb_wOQVY
    68QBo0pRXiTDsomKzg6dco02jfD5MRRAxfJ_grxE0d4xZT60yvk0BC.5Kmqo
    WxTu0MP8xzsx85ogntEY9_gm_KySqhffVGlaDiocdqa54r1mJ5BzXBUyQ8fo
    VGM8GupiOI.nIqVEi5bq0FKW_nvX1Q6u_5hAps7ynBOwa__dODTBW7O0mUEC
    Z9E3Vxo6wuJk2Nxrf.REUfWqsb_Ss6481a794SOPLEix9powJHdfcJvgCkFG
    1GdJ9m6vleb_IixysIGI2WnrF1yY97XJZmBQkvEq4P_o_EBVti_naDonLINE
    Yd02jOPWdKTwdPsvT3RRLtLp_7dUelh51U3jTRaMzcS8PrSpHm4eMql66YAy
    ZknObvpFstHMoADOkengdw8GFuFXoyfviHGlp7cvKFIheid6yZp2ID9dDLgB
    IbSUz2qccKQnTbxTU.q8Uh11M1RtvM4xmoRnkG.XtM7YwHm5r7ScyNxibsLn
    2KGpT79Hmv4.fJDly5gr132ixO8Vq19buQImi6RJmGsJuOQ1xtTKwvf3LYxn
    XF0D5LmG_G835IBJ35ZWbU.u5oDYzo7fdIDvyvJ5gtD4WNM51a.XHgGlvaHh
    BSom27EAfM9hOx2x8fhB4lq25DmBJUAuLrk5utqMlifIaj5Tf13K8MphGFec
    EfHWwKIyIICMEB8RWW08v9n0yss1lAilcsP7tkyRmoY0a7hyUQRbOvO2_4Ju
    pxAt5yAvidngSVTqWJ9WfRGqt4V8zPjtKP_XJz1O3nrhg.7uRfHiH5rKhkNb
    w.FlM8x7FGWDDesBaXo0wqShVvmy5YOokFWV42fDZU.kP663IeR4Akx5eJyL
    qWKq4iH_cUJ5oRxfRUt3rF9QYU_X3OGNMfBLKE9xYmzbJN1VooL2YGaeU250
    o43Z9dkiB90u0E2WRCn.8aT0ohHjxeJqFf04EFZfV.7I5XIzQqwD35GF9PcD
    627AoER0kppHwdDJOVC6rQpQhYvLbk1VWOY3_6BMi8e3RP8P0jIE8P1s2tdX
    m1CvZIxAO9mvR0i0KCc4m6b7RgPkTgOPfM22hJX3Pm1umVM-
    X-Originating-IP: [184.154.109.124]
    Authentication-Results: mta1209.mail.bf1.yahoo.com from=garotaeufuipracalifornia.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig); from=garotaeufuipracalifornia.com; dkim=neutral (no sig)
    Received: from 98.138.198.253 (98.138.198.253) by 98.138.226.104(98.138.226.104); Mon, 19 May 2014 11:34:54 +0000
    Received: from 127.0.0.1 (EHLO vps203.tmdvps.com) (184.154.109.124)
    by mta1209.mail.bf1.yahoo.com with SMTPS; Mon, 19 May 2014 11:34:53 +0000
    Received: from brunofab by vps203.tmdvps.com with local (Exim 4.77)
    (envelope-from )
    id 1WmLr4-0002EG-US
    for gordon_sabaduquia@yahoo.com; Mon, 19 May 2014 06:35:42 -0500
    To: gordon_sabaduquia@yahoo.com
    Subject: Delivery Status Notification
    From: “One Day Shipping”
    X-Mailer: Douhou@Mailversion2.2.0.0/2.2.0.0
    Reply-To: “One Day Shipping”
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;boundary=”———-14004993425379EC8EE4136″
    Message-Id:
    Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 06:35:42 -0500
    X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
    X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname – vps203.tmdvps.com
    X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain – yahoo.com
    X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID – [502 502] / [47 12]
    X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain – vps203.tmdvps.com
    Content-Length: 4287

    Gordon H. Sabaduquia
    1699 Laguna St., Apt 114
    Concord, CA 94520-2901
    On Monday, May 19, 2014 4:34 AM, One Day Shipping wrote:

    USPS.COM

    Notification

    Your parcel has arrived at May 15th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

    Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

    Print Shipping Label
    Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

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  43. B. Walters   May 19, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I got one of these this morning, too, maybe not exactly like the one above. I have already deleted it as I had heard about this scam previously.

  44. Melissa Stott   May 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I have received several emails telling me that my parcel has arrived, and that the currier could not deliver my parcel. It also said to click here to print this label to show to my nearest post office. Very annoying!

  45. Anita Garcia   May 21, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I received several, just now from donotreply_id37@bitumovarka.ru

    Somebody should do something about these awful people.

  46. Pamela Haines   May 23, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I just got this email this morning:

    Delivery Status Notification
    Sent By:
    Sent By Mail International On:May 05/23/14 1:01 AM
    To: To pamela haines
    Reply to: Reply to Mail International
    “Mail International”…
    + Add to Address Book

    MessageUSPS.COM

    Notification

    Your parcel has arrived at May 20th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

    Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

    Print Shipping Label

    Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

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  47. Mike   May 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I clicked on the phishing link from my iPhone running 7. Is there any concern or some action i should take?

    Mike – only USPS can answer your question if others reading this cannot.

  48. JT   May 25, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Unfortunately I clicked on print (knowing better) and got the bug on a W7 machine. Fortunately Avast and Windows Defender prevented any damage. You need to get rid of the file bvoroson.exe which was the executable it put on my computer.

    I also have Apple devices that are apparently immune.

  49. Daniel Hoover   May 25, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Received this today.

    Economy Shipping
    To Me
    Today at 5:28 PM
    USPS.COM
    Notification
    Your parcel has arrived at May 24th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.
    Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.
    Print Shipping Label
    Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

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  50. Billy in Ireland   May 26, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Dublin Ireland…email asking me to take ‘print Label’ to my nearest US Post Office.

    My tip… is to use a lose-able email for many low grade registrations. Set up a new one every so often, and change registration details of those you wish to keep with your new email…then ditch the one that the Spammers use

    I am due to change once again…see email content below received today 26-May-14…bilreg1@…

    USPS.COM

    Notification

    Your parcel has arrived at May 24th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

    Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.
    Print Shipping Label
    Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

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