Scam Alert: Beware of UPS Phishing Scam

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A UPS scam is circulating throughout the web in the form of an email that lands in potential victims mailbox. It can be dangerously convincing, especially to those who often receive packages from UPS. (See email below)

Victims are lured into clicking on an embedded link to go to their site and make arrangements to pick up the package at UPS.

It's a scam.

Don't download or click on any link. The link is devised to download malicious spyware on your computer.

Here's what was contained in an email I received this morning;

Subject: UPS Tracking Number 1540021


The courier company was not able to deliver your parcel by your address.
Cause: Error in shipping address.

You may pickup the parcel at our post office personaly!

Please attention!
The shipping label is attached to this e-mail.
Please print this label to get this package at our post office.

Please do not reply to this e-mail, it is an unmonitored mailbox.

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This is the exact letter I received about a UPS package. I tried to click on the link to get the tracking. Of course there was nothing there. Now, how do I remove the spyware from my computer.


Do you happen to know what happens if you are using linux, ie: does this only affect Windows users?

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