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

    Received this email on March 26th 2020 @ 8:09AM Attn: Beneficiary The Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012. Washington, DC The management of U.S. mail Washington, DC wish to notify you that we received Bank draft from a postwoman whose name is Ms Charity Smith, from West Africa She told us that the check is yours and suppose to be mail to your home address but because of the numerous parcels and packages that she was to deliver to their various destinations, she could not complete her mission to your home address but basically she kept your check in our department to complete the delivery. Reply to US Postal Service with all your details ( Mailing Address) and wait for response. Your Cellphone No Full Names Your Address 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, Best Regard Inspector General Headquarter Washington DC

    Mar 29, 2020
  • anon

    Did anyone get one that has to do with store service reviewing? On mine it has something to do about going to a USPS and getting money orders and reviewing their servce.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • anon

    This IS a scam. Please do not do this. As a carrier, we were just told to be on the lookout for these. One good key to legit mail is "first class" stamp...NOT first class standard..this is bulk business mail AKA junk mail. Everyday I am asked "is this important ?" by my older customers. Even when I tell them its junk, they do not really believe me. It pains me to see them agonize over the letters that say their SS is going to "stop". I had to hide my own Grandmothers junk mail everyday because it got her so worked up. Please help your older neighbors and dont let them fall for this or any other scams.

    Mar 28, 2020
  • anon

    Fraud report, email received from ofcus@aol.com. Dear Customer, I am Mr.John E. Potter 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, Email me urgently with your address full name and email address.send them to our email below (uuspostalservice@gmail.com) Yours Faithfully, Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-362

    Mar 20, 2020
  • anon

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

    Mar 23, 2020
  • anon

    I received the following email which I believe is SPAM. ------------------- Greetings, Parcel delivery attempt fail notice on March 19, 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 HERE . 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 -------------------

    Mar 20, 2020
  • anon

    I received this email also. unfortunately clicked the link. it started excel and word supposedly to convert. Completely brought computer to a halt. What should I look for? Anti-virus did not pick up something in a scan.

    Mar 23, 2020
  • anon

    Their is an fake advertisement going around on playstore games saying sponsored by usps and its promising an iphone 11. You are shown 9 envelopes and you have three chances to choose and open the envelope to see of you have won. The third envelope is the winner and the next page is where you fill out your information to claim your free iphone11. Then their is the credit card page because you have to pay $1.00 for shipping. I was just looking around and seen at the bottom of the page how it states your offer comes with a 7-day trial period for an affiliate subscription service and will be charged $69.99 and you have to cancel within 7 days or they automatically charge your credit card then every month after that until you cancel...

    Mar 03, 2020
  • anon

    I read a ton of comments but didn’t see anyone say that they received the same email that I received- there were so many that I stopped reading them so may have missed it- I received this message below..... I’m assuming that it’s fake just by seeing the difference in the USPS logos but figured I’d ask anyway. It says that it’s from US postal service United states postal service ticket 72525 USPS.COM We’ve got a new message for you An email containing confidential personal information was sent to you View details (white letters - navy blue box- obviously for me to click on) Then asks for sign in to get started info, Forgot password- reset it here Anyone ever get this one before know if it’s a scam?

    Feb 26, 2020
  • anon

    I received the same USPS scam email saying there was private info in the package so I needed to respond. The blue logo etc makes it look legit.

    Mar 02, 2020
  • anon

    I got the same thing, except the service ticket was 25528. I assume it’s a scam, but have not seen this scam specifically mentioned from the USPS. Have you?

    Mar 01, 2020
  • anon

    Thought I would share, I received this email: Attn: Beneficiary I am Megan Brennan, the Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012, DC The management of U.S. mail DC wish to notify you that we received Bank draft from a post woman whose name is Ms Charity Smith, She told us that the check is yours and suppose to be mail to your home address but because of the numerous parcels and packages that she was to deliver to their various destinations, she could not complete her mission to your home address but basically she kept your check in our department to complete the delivery. So, understand that your check is in our capable hands and we shall complete the delivery to your address once we hear from you, all you need to do is to get back to us and Reconfirm your details to facilitate the delivery of your bank draft today. and We shall mail your Cashier check without delay. Your Full names Home Address Telephone Number Best Regard U.S Postal Service Washington, DC

    Feb 23, 2020
  • anon

    I received this same email today

    Mar 26, 2020
  • anon

    I got a similar email to Beneficiary, felt it wasn’t legit, so check usps this site. Not dumb enough to fall for it, but how do people know my Daddy worked for the post office? Makes me angry that they try this!!!

    Feb 28, 2020
  • anon

    I got am email from U.S._Postal_Service@usps.com Saying my package is held at a location in LA. Spam?

    Feb 15, 2020
  • anon

    I got a email from alert@e-gov saying I need to update my address I applied for a job at the USPS don't no if this is fake or not

    Feb 11, 2020
  • anon

    I got a check in the mail for 4920.99said to deposit in bank then the next day go back and withdrawal cash and tell me to by 4 1000 dollars money keep 800 for my self use a 100 for Money order fee and Fedex expensives and gas for transportation then purchase a 20.90 cashier check at the bank payable to life safe they want copies of the cashier check front and back and the want the receipt you purchase the money orders and money orders then text and they will text the address for Fed ex them to the check has kiante l Tomlin name on it from citadel bank in P.A said there a tracker on the check in suppose to text Donna Avery after completing all the steps stated in the letter.

    Feb 09, 2020
  • anon

    I got the same letter and check today

    Feb 20, 2020
  • anon

    I just received a package with a check in it. Telling me to contact this person and deposit the check then withdrawal it and get 4. 1000 dollar money orders You are a paid secret shopper

    Feb 04, 2020
  • anon

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

    Feb 04, 2020
  • anon

    I received a "bill" in the mail from Simple Domain Host in Miami, FL. I do not have an account with them, but this fake bill has an alleged account number with $180 due. Upon further reading, it's a solicitation to use their service. The BBB has them listed with an "F" rating, and 16 complaints. What can I do to report them to the postal service since they are using it to send these fake bills? Thank you.

    Feb 04, 2020
  • anon

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

    Feb 04, 2020
  • anon

    What can you do if you did click on the link? I got it once before and clicked on it then realized it was a scam. How can I find out if they got my info I keep them now too

    Feb 01, 2020
  • anon

    These are also being sent as text messages

    Jan 29, 2020
  • anon

    I got an email saying there is a check with my name u need to pick up at usps asking for my name, address and phone number. It is from office@earthlink.net, is this a real or fake email?

    Jan 27, 2020
  • anon

    I am so sick of the elderly being preyed upon. we deliver mail that says "your social security is going to stop" and other pieces of standard mail that upset them. NOW they are getting emails stating that a package is trying to get delivered. We had several women come down in snow-storm crying because they got letters stating that by 2pm they needed to send a letter confirming their "winnings". They were crying because the mail came at 245pm and they couldnt meet the time requirement. I end up going through their mail with them because they want to KNOW what "is important mail" and what is junk. Its so sad. One lady got a giant check from her dead husbands settlement and wanted ME to deposit for her because she lives alone and doesnt drive. I had to knock on doors until I found someone who knew her and would call a family member to help her.

    Jan 25, 2020
  • anon

       I recieved this email below from "Auotoreply@USPS" ...."No Recipient" but i did not send or receive anything. "Official USPS® Item DeliveredHello, Your item has been delivered at 08:45AM today Thursday, January 23, 2019 at delivery location. Tracking Number:  9568523781577377628356761763Click below to view or track package. Track your item immediately Note: item not inclusive of  taxes. Track Package  View item information and travel historyNote: item not inclusive of  taxes.  Visit Site  Copyright © 2019 ATT, LLC and United States Postal Service. All Rights Reserved." I did click on the tracking # and it went to what looked like the login page for my yahoo, but looked copy & pasted. I immediately clicked off of that. It looked very fishy, am I still in danger of a virus or being hacked?  

    Jan 25, 2020
  • anon

    I received a text message from this phone number with the indicated message. The number and alpha-numeric are links. I did not try to open them. 1 (559) 826-9824 USPS 01123456789123 Available for Pickup 855am ANDREW e9frc.infofSL6jLXIWFV Reply STOP to mute.png

    Jan 24, 2020
  • 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

    I got the same message - From 1-559–825-9289 on jan 25, 2020 - I am elderly - I was on a trip last week

    Jan 27, 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

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