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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    warning!

    I just got an email titled 'USPS notification'. It is a scam and has a virus in it. My software caught it! So don't open if you get one.
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    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Thanks for sharing.

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    I haven't gotten one of those, but I did get one that "looked" like it was from the IRS. I've already deleted it, but it was telling me my fraudulent refund was not accepted. That's wonderful since I haven't filed anyway, nor do I get a refund either. It was also addressed to several others who all have the same internet provider that we use. It gave a link to click on for further info, which I most certainly did not do.

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    I used to get those all the time, plus ones supposedly from FedEx and UPS. I just delete them all.

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    Thanks for letting us all know.
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    I also get those never open them I just delete.

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    Thanks or sharing!
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    yes I got one to, but since I hadn't ordered anything I didn't open it. I did a search for the name and found out it was from the Virgin Islands lottery.

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    The FedEx and Ups scam goes all the way to Australia - makes one FED-Up!

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    I even got one from the NY state police - wonder how they got my email address??lol

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    There are so many of these stupid scams now... I've gotten e-mails from UPS, FedEx, the USPS... heck, even one from the FBI! Just delete them. They are SO annoying!

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    I've gotten several. i know they would not email me so i just delete. most come in my yahoo email and i've had it for well over 10 yrs. frustrating.

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    Yeppers its going around again .. All I gotta say is they have an awful lot of time on their hands to do this .. LOL
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    I get FED-EX - USPS - UPS and WesternUnion stuff all the time. I do not open them. I can not understand why these scammers think anyone gives out their e/mail address to any of these outfits. Althou WesternUnion is sort of funny. My long lost Uncle Bernard Jones of London has recently died -AGAIN- 2 heart attacks and 3 airplane crashes to date. But I'm his only living relative. Can't figure out how they can't find my Father-3 brothers and 1 sister and all of our kids.We are all within 20 minutes of each other. But with Uncle Bernie's resilient come backs it gives me hope of a very long life - lol

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    UPS and FEDEX have the same scam. DO NOT OPEN. I don't know about the rest of you but I am getting tired of all the scams aimed at hard working people. We all know about the bank scams and the Nigerian scams but these people are not trying to offer something for nothing-they are just trying to get info about us thru undermining of our home/computer security.

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    gotta love it!!

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    I also see them either in the Spam folder or sometimes they get through, but I always delete without opening.

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    Thank you so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    The FedEx and Ups scam goes all the way to Australia - makes one FED-Up!
    Yep....and don't pay attention to the text messages that appear on your mobile (cell) phone. Apparently I won a million pounds on Saturday night and Sunday morning won another 750 thousand pounds.

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    A friend here in Central Florida got the email too, early in January. Didn't seem to be any reason why they were targeted. Did a "go back" and that cleared it.
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    These can destroy everything in your computer, my husband opened on last year, lost everything plus hard drive.
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    I've gotten those and check offers, etc. Yahoo has been doing a good job and putting them in Spam. I just delete them.

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    Our local TV station is always saying THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT CONTACT YOU BY EMAIL! So if you get something from a government agency, it's a fraud!

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    Warning

    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    The FedEx and Ups scam goes all the way to Australia - makes one FED-Up!
    Be very care opening e-mails from Paypal. Since I almost never do business with them, there should be no reason for them to want to know about my bank account.

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