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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    darn't now my brain is malfunctioning and I can't remember there name its the delivery service Brown trucks
    I had to laugh at this, because I've heard other people do exactly the same thing! They don't remember it's UPS, they just know it's "that Brown company" as one guy put it when he was talking to me. I don't watch much TV, so I hadn't seen the ads and didn't know what people were talking about at first. LOL, I think maybe their ad campaign was a little too successful, as people know recognize the brown more than the company name.

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    I get them too, and just delete them because they're scams. You can read about them on the UPS website.

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    I got one the other day it was the first I ever got. deleted it because I did not order anything.REALLY SCARY

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    I would say, unless they tell you who it is coming from, like "Your package from Fabric.com cannot be shippped" and you KNOW you ordered from them, I'd wipe it out. LOL, see how I assume all packages to us are fabric, LOL.

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    I got the same type of mail a few months ago from USPS and now from UPS. They all come to my spam folder. Really, do they think that UPS has our e-mail address? THis is not how they do business. It is a virus.

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    I had two of them in my mail yesterday. I have also gotten things from the FBI which I have not opened and gotten rid of them as fast as I can.

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    When I get a "suspicious" e-mail, I right click on the senders name (without opening the e-mail) then I click on properties. Then click on Details and then message source and it will let you see what is in the e-mail without opening it. It is a safe way to see what the sender message is. My SIL is a computer security engineer and he told me to do this to check on any e-mail.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    I have gotten 6 emails saying they were from darn't now my brain is malfunctioning and I can't remember there name its the delivery service Brown trucks saying I have a package coming first of all how would they get my email second I haven't ordered anything I have just been deleting them without opening I do hope its a scam

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    It's UPS and yes it's bad. Do Not open that email it has terrible trojans that will zap out your computer.... REPEAT... DO NOT OPEN THAT EMAIL... DELETE IT!

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    Send it to your scam email and they will take care of it and not bother you again

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie
    When I get a "suspicious" e-mail, I right click on the senders name (without opening the e-mail) then I click on properties. Then click on Details and then message source and it will let you see what is in the e-mail without opening it. It is a safe way to see what the sender message is. My SIL is a computer security engineer and he told me to do this to check on any e-mail.
    GREAT tip - can't wait to try it out!

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    Hosta DO NOT OPEN its a virus the delivery services NEVER send E/Mail to people about dates of delivery

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    UPS and yep my questions were the same and figured they would notify me by phone or leave note on door.

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    I've gotten several of them and just delete them. It's not the way UPS does business to my knowledge.

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    Delete delete spam all the way

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    DELETE DELETE DELETE If you didn't order it, DELETE!

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    I ordered something (an ereader, finally! I decided to finally just pick one and buy- anyway!) I started to get UPS notifications up the wazoo. I tried to open the first one thinking it was telling me when my reader would arrive, and my antivirus software stopped it from opening saying it stopped a computer attack. After that I just dont open them, but Im still getting about 10 a day in my email. It looks (almost!) like a real UPS notice, so if you arent expecting anything dont open it when it comes, sharet

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    I've had 2 in the last week but they start out with" Dear Customer". If it is legit it will have your correct name and why would they need to have an attachment

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    I just had a warning not to open those as there is a virus involved.

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    Delete, Delete, Delete

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    i got one yesterday in my junk email folder. along with tons of other emails.

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    yep got one of those today in fact and another from "Mom", deleted it to. My Mom's emails use her email name, not "Mom".

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    Please do NOT open emails like that! I kept getting them supposedly from UPS, which sounded logical, because some of the shops do send by UPS. I sent it unopened to UPS, and they said it was not theirs, that they do not do things that way. And they NEVER ask for particulars in an email.

    But to be sure, you can right click on the sender's name and then click on "View message source". If somewhere in all the gibberish that pops up you don't see a familiar address or name, then delete it without opening. Better safe than sorry.

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    I don't know if it works on all email addresses, but on mine I can hover my cursor over the senders address and will often find that it is NOT the name of the company that the subject line says it is. It will have an address that really tells what kind of person it is from. Instance, I got an email stating that my Bank of America account had been closed. That was the subject line. I hovered and saw that it was from AbcUguessedIt.com. No doubt that it was a scam from that but I DON'T have a BofA account anyway so if they closed it, that wouldn't bother me! These places buy email addressed and send hoping that they can get someone to respond. Sometimes they contain links to porn or "MALE enhancements" or buying drugs online.

    Try hovering your cursor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie
    When I get a "suspicious" e-mail, I right click on the senders name (without opening the e-mail) then I click on properties. Then click on Details and then message source and it will let you see what is in the e-mail without opening it. It is a safe way to see what the sender message is. My SIL is a computer security engineer and he told me to do this to check on any e-mail.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    I have gotten 6 emails saying they were from darn't now my brain is malfunctioning and I can't remember there name its the delivery service Brown trucks saying I have a package coming first of all how would they get my email second I haven't ordered anything I have just been deleting them without opening I do hope its a scam
    Thanks Twinkie... will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    I have gotten 6 emails saying they were from darn't now my brain is malfunctioning and I can't remember there name its the delivery service Brown trucks saying I have a package coming first of all how would they get my email second I haven't ordered anything I have just been deleting them without opening I do hope its a scam
    I always forward this kind of thing to the Department of Justice and let them play with it...... :hunf:

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