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    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
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    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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    I get stuff like that all the time. It's just scam! As soon as you open and click on the link they steal all your information on your computer. Never open them. If you have a package that needs delivery then the company will contact you by phone or leave a note on your door. Never fall for the email contact.

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    About a month ago, I got a e-mail - suposedly from UPS -saying that a package I had mailed could not be delivered & to respond. As I don't use UPS, I called them. The e-mail was not from UPS & I was told to forward it to - I think it was [email protected]

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    If you Google UPS email scam you'll find a lot of talk of virus going around.

    http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp

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    I got this one the other day too!

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    YES!!! Big scam. I get at least 5 emails a day for stuff like that. I have been tempted to change my email, but I have had the same one since I started email back in 1988! So I just hit delete, delete, delete....

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    I believe those are some sort of scam, I've gotten a couple over the last year.. I delete them right away. You generally know when you ordered something.

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    never open anything with an attachment unless you personally know the sender, and even then, be careful.

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    Yup...I had to change all my passwords etc. the other day.
    Got a supposively email from my SIL asking me to be her freind on a site like "facebook"...dummy me not wanting her to be insulted if I didn't make her my friend said yes...Well you can imagine...a few hrs later I get an email from her saying they were hacked...and not to open the email. So I immediately changed everything and hoped I got to my stuff in time...so far so good.

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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
    Sounds like one to me..I got one the other day that said it was from my phone company and I needed to update my billing..Just delete it..

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    Those have been in my spam lately,UPS & Fedex. I just delete all. I figure they are a scam. :roll:

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    Sad that some people have nothing better to do than send those. But it was on our news one day that they are indeed a spam and can really put a hurtin on your computer. Delete anything you don't know.

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    Spam!

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    Put the addy on your blocked sender list and you won't get them any longer. They'll be stopped by your ISP. Simple really.

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    I get the same emails too - they are usually in my spam list - I just delete them - if I really have a package - I know about it and where its coming from (tracking #)

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    I just got a legitimate looking email from citbank/citcards saying I had a balance of 200.51 on a card ending 7446. I don't have a card that ends with those 4 digits so I called the CustServ number at Citibank. They checked (via my ssn) and said I had no credit card accounts open at all. So, I forwarded the email to the [email protected] address and [email protected] (FTC reporting). Now, I've got to go check my credit report. You'd think that these people could get caught, but noooooo. Too many of them and they all have psuedonyms, avatars, and don't really "exist". What a weird age we live in!

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    SCAM SCAM SCAM--open it and you are hacked, then they send emails to ALL you contacts--your ISP can and WILL shut you down.
    SUPERAntiSpyware keeps you protects, and it is free--much better than being shut down and computer in the shop for days, and all your friends and forums mad at you!

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    I've been seeing stuff on FB saying that someone is looking for me. Of course you immediately say "hmmmm wonder who that could be" but luckily I didn't fall for them! I'm in contact with all the people I want to be in contact with! AND you get all these sites that say "free' then there's all these hoops you have to jump thru...what's with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izaquilter
    I've been seeing stuff on FB saying that someone is looking for me. Of course you immediately say "hmmmm wonder who that could be" but luckily I didn't fall for them! I'm in contact with all the people I want to be in contact with! AND you get all these sites that say "free' then there's all these hoops you have to jump thru...what's with that?
    Another way to get your information!

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    The attached zip file has a very bad virus in it....DO NOT OPEN....be sure to marka s spam and delete it....This came from UPS (brown shipping co)

    Thank you for forwarding this information to us. The e-mail you received is not a legitimate UPS communication. We are aware that individuals may inappropriately use the UPS name or its services to perpetuate fraudulent activities. We appreciate you alerting us to this latest incident.

    If you are ever concerned about the authenticity of an e-mail referencing UPS, do not click on any links provided. Open a new Web browser, type www.ups.com into your browser address field, and either log in to your Internet shipping account from this page - or use the "search" feature located at the top of the page to access the information you need. You may also verify its authenticity by forwarding it to [email protected]

    While UPS is not liable for the actions of third parties, we are working to prevent and detect fraud where possible.

    For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, see our Web site at www.ups.com/fraudprotection.

    Thank you again for bringing this matter to our attention.

    UPS Corporate Compliance & Ethics
    Fraud Report Management
    [email protected]


    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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    I just got that e-mail this morning ... deleted it right away.

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    What to do is to contact the company, ONLY when you can google the address or take it from a phone book.

    NEVER EVER click on what they send you. I just got an email sternly informing me that my bank account had been hacked, and they were waiting for me to confirm +++my account number and password so they could delete the charges against it. +++++++

    I went online and found the bank's fraud address and forwarded it to them. Rec an automated answer saying thanks, they will take care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmagee84
    YES!!! Big scam. I get at least 5 emails a day for stuff like that. I have been tempted to change my email, but I have had the same one since I started email back in 1988! So I just hit delete, delete, delete....
    I have that problem now and then and I hit the Norton Anti Virus button and call it spam...and have it blocked. It works for a while. So many crooks out there, they should get a real job.
    Judi

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    My rule is if i don't know who is sending i don't open. When i order something it comes to regular account not the spam account.

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    Definitely a scam. There has been a warning about these types of e-mail for a while.

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