Bogus email art

In today’s world of package tracking and interconnectivity, an email from the U.S. Postal Service or even our Inspector General regarding mail delivery might seem legitimate.

That’s what the scammers want you to think. Unfortunately, some postal customers are getting bogus emails purporting to be from the Postal Service about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. These emails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your personal computer.

If you receive a suspicious-looking email, do not click on the link or open the attachment. Like most viruses sent by email, doing so will activate a virus that can steal information — such as your user name, password, and financial account information. Simply delete the message without taking any further action.

And if you do receive an email that appears to be from the Postal Service and there is something that appears to be suspicious about it, you are welcome to report it to our Hotline.

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  • anon

    My wife received a message with tracking number 01123456789123. The link asked us to take a survey.

    Jan 24, 2020
  • anon

    I received this text message today and clicked the link since I am expecting a package from usps anyways. I just saw that it is linked to human trafficking and now I am worried about being taken. How do i get it to stop tracking my phone? Here’s the text: USPS 01123456789123 Available for pickup at 8:55am MARI e9frc.info/fsl6jly37t1 Reply STOP to mute

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    USPS 01123456789123 Available for Pickup 8:55am JOEL N e9frc.info/fSL6jLdBgk7 Reply STOP to mute I got this text message. I would like to know if it is legitimate.

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Madonna. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at https://www.uspis.gov/report/

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    I received a suspicious text message from ‭+1 (760) 963-6064‬ purporting to be the USPS. The message was as follows: USPS 01123456789123 Available for Pickup 8:55am MARK e9frc.info/fSL6jLGC3i3 Reply STOP to mute

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Mark. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at https://www.uspis.gov/report/

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    I received this text from multiple numbers. Pretty sure it is fraudulent. Check the USPS tracking tool. “USPS 01123456789123 Available for Pickup 8:55am MICHAEL J e9frc.info/fSL6jLEoAlt Reply STOP to mute” The two numbers I received it from are: 1-559-826-9562 and 1323-447-3319. The date was 1/23/2020 at 11:34.

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Michael. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at https://www.uspis.gov/report/

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    Scammers also send texts saying a package needs to be picked up. But no Post Office is listed.

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    I received a request for a survey from Usps. It had comments about taking survey and getting free items. Unfortunately I opened the text. I am receiving a package and thought it was for that. It said it was ready to pick up.

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Debbie. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at https://www.uspis.gov/report/

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    I received this text today and was very suspicious when I saw the tracking number: USPS 01123456789123 Available for Pickup 8:55am ANDY e9frc.info/fSL6jLFV3Gw Reply STOP to mute Thank you.

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Andrew. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at https://www.uspis.gov/report/

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    I received the following email from delivery@uspsdelivery.com and since I am expecting a delivery I tried to open the attachment. I could not. Is there another way to check on delivery or if I need to collect a package at the PO? Thanks for your help. Greetings, Parcel delivery attempt fail notice on January 16, 2020 , 17:49 PM. The delivery attempt was unsuccessful because no one was present at the delivery address, so this notice has been automatically sent. You can arrange re-delivery by contacting us with your postage reference number on the attached eVoucher . In case the parcel is NOT scheduled for re-delivery in 14 days, it is going to be returned to the sender. Thank You. USPS Delivery digest

    Jan 17, 2020
  • anon

    I am Megan Brennan Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us By for shipment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your parcel it self is a money order worth $50,000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and email address. to: and also send email to below email (u.s.postalservice021@gmail.com) Megan Brennan Director General of United States Postal Service Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629

    Jan 10, 2020
  • anon

    Hello. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the email to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Jan 14, 2020
  • anon

    Is it true Canada Post is giving iPhone to selected customer for doing survey. It sounds very fishy.

    Jan 10, 2020
  • anon

    I revived a email saying I won the 5 billionth search. Says for me to click on a hidden prize to win. I will FWD the email to your hotline.

    Jan 08, 2020
  • anon

    I just got this email too What do you do if you clicked on it??? Is my phone hacked now???

    Jan 13, 2020
  • anon

    Hi is it legit that you are giving rewards iphone xr or samsung galaxy s10 or is it only scam? You need to pay $1 for shipping fee,the website is usps reward program.Thank you

    Jan 08, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Rusha. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the information to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Jan 14, 2020
  • anon

    Is the USPS giving away free gifts for doing a survey.? One of the gifts is iphone 11pro. pay only s&h $4.95? I just got a TEXT asking me to do this survey. The survey is about how well USPS delivers, etc.

    Jan 06, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Sharon. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the email to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Jan 14, 2020
  • anon

    I received an email from United States Postal Service"<jelax66@yahoo.com stating I needed to contact Megan Brennan Director General of USPS regarding a parcel with a money order worth $50,000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order. Email listed her address: 5675 Carolina Beach RD Wilmington, NC 28412-3629. Wanted me to send my full name, address and email address to u.s.postalservice 021@gmail.com. Thought you might be able to use this information to help stop this spam.

    Jan 02, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Cynthia. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the email to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Jan 06, 2020
  • anon

    I received this email--- I reported it to the hotline.... Greetings, Welcome to United States postal inspection office/headquarter important notification from USPS Office of Inspector General. I wish to pass this relevant information to you regarding your CERTIFIED LETTER and COMPENSATION PAYMENT Check. at the US Post Office Washington DC, compensations PAYMENT Check that was belong to you as a beneficiary and full details was deposited to our office. Instruction to mail your COMPENSATION PAYMENT Check to you as the rightful beneficiary of above mentioned. Reply to US Postal Service with all your details (Mailing Address) and wait for their response. You’re Cell phone No Full Names You’re Address They will provide you with all the details of arrival, U.S.P.S tracking number and other relevant information you need, your CERTIFIED LETTER/Check will be delivered to any valid address of yours, Contact United States Postal Service Washington DC. Best Regard US Post Office Headquarter Washington DC

    Jan 02, 2020
  • anon

    Is this a scam? It’s a text message. When I clicked on it, it says congratulations your a winner etc. nothing to do with a package. Has infected my phone or stolen my credit card numbers? The link is deliversadres.xyz Image-1.jpeg

    Jan 02, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Lora. Thank you for your comment. Please forward a screenshot of the message to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Jan 06, 2020
  • anon

    SPAM ALERT I received this email today from email: postal service office@peoplepc.com<memberservese@peoplepc.com> USPS Office of Inspector General Greetings, Welcome to United States postal inspection office/headquarter important notification from USPS Office of Inspector General. I wish to pass this relevant information to you regarding your CERTIFIED LETTER and COMPENSATION PAYMENT cheque. at the US Post Office Washington DC, compensations PAYMENT cheque that was belong to you as a beneficiary and full details was deposited to our office. Instruction to mail your COMPENSATION PAYMENT cheque to you as the rightful beneficiary of above mentioned. Reply to US Postal Service with all your details (Mailing Address) and wait for their response. You’re Cell phone No Full Names You’re Address They will provide you with all the details of arrival, U.S.P.S tracking number and other relevant information you need, your CERTIFIED LETTER/cheque will be delivered to any valid address of yours, Contact US Post Office Washington DC. Best Regard US Post Office Headquarter Washington DC

    Dec 27, 2019
  • anon

    Hello, Dawn. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the email to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Dec 30, 2019
  • anon

    Yesterday, I received this email. Greetings, Welcome to United States postal inspection office/headquarter important notification from USPS Office of Inspector General. I wish to pass this relevant information to you regarding your CERTIFIED LETTER and COMPENSATION PAYMENT CHECK. at the US Post Office Washington DC, A compensations PAYMENT CHECK that was belong to you was deposited to our office, I would have informed you of this since on Monday but it was late and also busy attending to our numerous customers. Reply to US Postal Service with all your details (Mailing Address) and wait for their response. You’re Cell phone No Full Names You’re Address They will provide you with all the details of arrival, U.S.P.S tracking number and other relevant information you need, your CERTIFIED LETTER/CHECK will be delivered to any valid address of yours, Get in touch with contact United States Postal Service. Best Regard US Post Office Headquarter Washington DC

    Dec 27, 2019
  • anon

    Hello. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the email to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Dec 30, 2019
  • anon

    I received a suspicious email from backoffice@noanswermail.us with the subject matter Parking Violation. Fortunately my Gmail team blocked it.

    Dec 26, 2019
  • anon

    From: no-reply@stamps.com "This message was sent to you at the request of Melody Yang, to notify you that they have shipped a package to you. For details about your shipment or to track your package, please refer to the information below." Has all of my correct information plus a tracking number. Never received anything like it. It appears to have the correct number of digits in tracking number. Thank you.

    Dec 23, 2019
  • anon

    I received a text tracking number saying scanned in at post office everyday says it’s on its way but has scanned again

    Dec 30, 2019
  • anon

    I JUST RECEIVED THIS SPAM TOO I am (Megan Brennan) Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us By for shipment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your parcel it self is a money order worth $100,000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and email address. to: and also send email to below email (uspostsevice@post.com) phone:+(910) 447 2323 text only Yours Faithfully, Megan Brennan Director General of United States Postal Service Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629

    Dec 19, 2019
  • anon

    Hello, Antoinette. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the email to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Dec 30, 2019
  • anon

    I just received a text message stating: Hi Carolyn, this is the postal service. One final reminder that you need to collect your parcel from us tomorrow. Schedule a time e4qia.site/0if5m8 and the phone number is 17162718482

    Dec 19, 2019
  • anon

    Hello, Carolyn. Thank you for your comment. Please forward a screenshot of the message to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Dec 30, 2019
  • anon

    Thanks for this advice. I got this text today as well. And found this site to see if it was legit. I have emailed a screenshot to the hotline. The phone number in the text was 123456789 and the link took me to a "take this survey for a chance to win up to $120" and it had the USPS logo on it. I did NOT click the link to start the survey. Very deceiving though as the text implies you have a package to pick up.

    Jan 23, 2020
  • anon

    postal service Office@earthlink.net <moorejohn14@earthlink.net> Greetings, Welcome to united states postal inspection office/headquarter, important notification from USPS Office of Inspector General. I wish to pass this relevant information to you regarding your CERTIFIED LETTER and COMPENSATION PAYMENT CHECK.at the US Post Office Washington DC, A compensations funds WORTH $950,000.00 million us dollars that was belong to you was transferred to our office, I would have informed you of this since on Friday but it was late and also busy attending to our numerous customers. Reply to US Postal Service with all your details ( Mailing Address) and wait for their response. Your Cellphone No Full Names Your Address They will provide you with all the details of arrival, U.S.P.S tracking number and other relevant information you need, your CERTIFIED LETTER/CHECK will be delivered to any valid address of yours, Contact United States Postal Service. Email: usps_postalservice@emailn.ch Best Regard USPS Office of Inspector General Headquarter Washington DC

    Dec 19, 2019
  • anon

    I received the following text message from the number: 19793042892 Body of message: Dear Keven, this is the postal service. A final reminder that you need to collect your parcel from us tomorrow. Schedule a time eotqe.site/yku37f

    Dec 19, 2019
  • anon

    Today I received the same text (with my name) from a different number.

    Dec 19, 2019
  • anon

    Hello, Keven. Thank you for your comment. Please forward a screenshot of the text to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Dec 19, 2019
  • anon

    I received an email claiming that a package couldn't be delivered. The give away was when it concluded with "Merry Christmas". No government office wishes that on anyone in this day and age.

    Dec 18, 2019
  • anon

    I have received two emails from the following address. My Gmail Spam filter has caught them. Could you confirm for me that these are bogus messages? The address is USPostalService <qrfbplaqxpyx@livedeliberately.org. Thank you. Paul Wood, Inman, SC

    Dec 17, 2019
  • anon

    Hello, Paul. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the mail to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Dec 17, 2019
  • anon

    Yesterday I got this email: We have sent you a message An package containing confidential personal information was sent to you More information Sign in and get started! http://www.usps.com/ Forgot your password? Reset it here. https://reg.usps.com/forgot beware!

    Dec 17, 2019
  • anon

    Hello, Julia. Thank you for your comment. Please forward the mail to our Hotline at hotline@uspsoig.gov

    Dec 17, 2019
  • anon

    I received a text this morning from a number 34100 stating that I signed up for USPS confirmation and to send back a code 7495624,which I did. I thought my husband signed me up. However he never signed me up. I just learned about this possible scam when my spoke to my husband. Please help.

    Dec 16, 2019

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