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.

Comments (159)

  • anon

    Rec'd email that I was 'selected for a reward'. I deleted said email but it's still in my trash if you need it.

    May 19, 2020
  • anon

    I applied for this job USPS for mail handler and received an email that I got in however this email sent me this two days ago , I dont know if this is a scam or not because they didn't attach the link or attachement of anything . NoreplyNACI@uspis.gov 9:04 PM (1 hour ago) to me Hi , You were recently invited to complete the Consent and SF85/SF85P Questionnaire related to your Background Investigation for USPS Employment. We are very interested in receiving these completed documents as soon as possible. You have 24 hours remaining to complete the consent and questionnaire. If you elect not to complete these documents, your offer of employment will be rescinded. If you have any questions regarding this email, please contact the individual listed in your job offer or your Postal manager. Sincerely, Human Resources United States Postal Service

    May 18, 2020
  • anon

    I got this email today. These people keep trying every few weeks with different names but pretty much the same story... Attn: Beneficiary I am Megan J. Brennan. the Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer, U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012. 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, Reply to US Postal Service with all your details ( Mailing Address) and wait for response. I’m contacting you this morning concerning your check. 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 Megan J. Brennan

    May 17, 2020
  • anon

    I have been trying over three day to set up account for the informal delivery I belief some other the. My self is using my name and stealing my mail, kenneth releford and Kathy

    May 16, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Terrance. Thank you for your comment. Regarding your concern, please file a complaint with the Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455 or https://www.uspis.gov/report/

    May 18, 2020
  • anon

    USPS Identity Services: Your one time passcode is 054546. The passcode is good for 5 minutes. Msg & data rates may apply. Is this a scam

    May 14, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Lashonda. Thank you for your comment. We recommend contacting the Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455 or https://www.uspis.gov/report/

    May 18, 2020
  • anon

    I received this letter in my email....I didn't click on any links I know it's a scam.......,...........: Fund Beneficiary, I am Mrs Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster 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 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 itself is a money order worth of $1,5m,U.S Dollars), $ 1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and your direct phone number for easy communication. and email address.and also to email me. (generalpostmaster92@gmail.com) Yours Faithfully, Mrs Megan J. Brennan Postmaster General of United States Postal Service Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629 US Postal Service

    May 10, 2020
  • anon

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

    May 14, 2020
  • anon

    I seems this scam from last year is circulating again. We got it today after recently doing business with the Post Office here... May 20, 2019 - Unfortunately, some postal customers are getting bogus emails ... you click on it it wants you to take a survey of five questions and then it says at the ... delete}: Congratulations We got a reward for USPS customers Click here

    May 10, 2020
  • anon

    I got a letter in the mail from usps so it seems. However i took it in to the post office and told me it was a scam. They didnt recognize the web page. It was regarding i requested Informed Delivery with a invitaion code.

    May 10, 2020
  • anon

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

    May 14, 2020
  • anon

    I have informed mail and I am receiving update texts about packages that I have no idea of. Its been going on for the longest, is that a postal error or scam? Should I report this?

    May 10, 2020
  • anon

    Hello, Ms.Toy. Thank you for your comment. We recommend filing a complaint with the Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455 or https://www.uspis.gov/report/

    May 14, 2020
  • anon

    Letter from USPS Office of Inspector General Megan J. Brennan notifying of a bank draft.

    May 05, 2020
  • anon

    I just got an email from the same person today. She said she was the post master general and had a check she needed to get to me.

    May 17, 2020
  • anon

    At my work email (above) I just received a message saying it was from postalservicetracking.com and that I had an international package that had a delivery problem. There was a link for me to open. I did not. I am not expecting an international package at my work and this address did not look like any notification I have ever received from the USPS.

    May 05, 2020
  • anon

    I just received 4 emails from usps click and ship showing different people not even me as sender to four different places. I logged on to my click n ship account not in my history in click n ship . I went to usps and logged on did not click any links in email.

    May 05, 2020
  • anon

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

    May 14, 2020
  • anon

    Please see this email below that came across to me. I believe this might be some sort of fraud. I will wait for a reply. Hope this finds you all well and thank you for being here for us all during this time. Michael ________________________________________ From: postal service Office@earthlink.net <membersservices9002@earthlink.net> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:30 PM Subject: USPS Office of Inspector General Attn: Beneficiary I am Megan J. Brennan. the Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer, U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012. 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, Reply to US Postal Service with all your details ( Mailing Address) and wait for response. I’m contacting you this morning concerning your check. 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 Megan J. Brennan

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

    I just received a scam email that said I want a price which was a $90 value. when you click on it it wants you to take a survey of five questions and then it says at the end that you have to complete one of their orders in order to win the price. Just wanted to make you aware that I received this thank you

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

    I received an email from "Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer, U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012" about them receiving a "Bank draft from a post woman whose name is Ms Charity Smith..." Has grammatical errors and they address it, "Attn: Beneficiary" and said that the check is mine and is supposed to be mailed to me. First of all, why would the Postmaster have an earthlink account and if they are the postmaster, they should have my address and name too. They just ask for my cellphone number and full names and address. Towards the end of the email they call it a certified letter/check.

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

    This message was sent to me is it a scam Attn: Beneficiary I am Megan J. Brennan. the Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer, U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012. 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, Reply to US Postal Service with all your details ( Mailing Address) and wait for response. I’m contacting you this morning concerning your check. 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 Megan J. Brennan

    Apr 28, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

    Received April 25, 2020 from:membersservices0023@earthlink.net USPS Postal Service Office Attn: Beneficiary Good Morning, how are you together with your family, I am Megan J. Brennan. the Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer, U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012. 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, Reply to US Postal Service with all your details ( Mailing Address) and wait for response. I’m contacting you this morning concerning your check because Inspector General Tammy L. Whitcomb, said that they will divert your check to the Government Treasury before it will expires But I told him to wait until I hear from you. 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 Megan J. Brennan

    Apr 27, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

    Received this email today - April 27, 2020 Attn: Beneficiary I am Megan J. Brennan. the Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer, U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012. 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, Reply to US Postal Service with all your details ( Mailing Address) and wait for response. I’m contacting you this morning concerning your check. 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 Megan J. Brennan

    Apr 27, 2020
  • anon

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone On Monday, April 27, 2020, 7:17 AM, postal service Office@earthlink.net <membersservices0023@earthlink.net> wrote: Attn: Beneficiary I am Megan J. Brennan. the Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer, U.S postal service Washington, DC, address: 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012. 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, Reply to US Postal Service with all your details ( Mailing Address) and wait for response. I’m contacting you this morning concerning your check. 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 Megan J. Brennan View less Is this email sent by you guys or is it spam

    Apr 27, 2020
  • anon

    I received an email that I believe is spam. It is written as follows. Good Morning, how are you together with your family, I am Megan J. Brennan, the Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer, U.S. postal Service Washington, DC, address L’Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012. wish to notify about a bank draft that is being held by a post woman Ms Charity Smith. She is holding check until I send a registered letter with my Cellphone No, Full Names, an Address. Not specific where to send the letter. I have deleted this email. But wonder how many others might not. Especially at this time when stimulus checks are being sent out to families an business. A lot of old people might this is real is my concern.

    Apr 25, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

    I received a voice message passed on from someone who got it at home from a person claiming to be from USPS saying "leave your mail in mailbox for 24 hr". They talked on and on about the virus. Sounded like a theft scheme to me.

    Apr 25, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

    uspsdiscreetmailservice.com Is this a real company? I ordered something offline and this is the company who held the tracking I was given. Needles to say nothing ever arrived despite some very confusing tracking updates.

    Apr 24, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 30, 2020
  • anon

    Received this 18 Apr 2020. I copied and pasted.USPS Office of Inspector General Yahoo/Spam postal service Office@earthlink.net <membersservices0981@earthlink.net> Sat, Apr 18 at 7:55 PM For your security we disabled links in this email. If you believe it is safe to use, mark this message as not spam. Attn: Beneficiary I am Megan J. Brennan 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

    Apr 19, 2020
  • anon

    I received the following described email at 2:52 PM today (but I did not open it and will delete}: Congratulations We got a reward for USPS customers Click here to remove yourself from our emails list

    Apr 17, 2020
  • anon

    I received this email. Which I'm sure is a scam. Attn: Beneficiary Postal Service accountsupport767@earthlink.com Date: April 13, 1:34 p.m. 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 ATM CARD from a postwoman whose name is Ms Charity Smith, from West Africa She told us that the ATM 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 ATM 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 ATM CARD will be delivered to any valid address of yours, Best Regard Inspector General

    Apr 17, 2020
  • anon

    I received the following email which I believe is SPAM. ------------------- Greetings, Parcel delivery attempt fail notice on April 14, 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 -------------------

    Apr 17, 2020
  • anon

    I’ve received a letter in the mail as well as a cashiers check for $4900.00 . This is in response to an ad for survey takers? It has what looks like the USPS LETTERHEAD ? Kinda informal ! They want me to deposit the check at my bank and I keep $700 +$200 travel expenses for me doing a survey evaluation of my local post office personnel. Is this a scam ?? It’s mailed from a mining co. In Elmo.Nevada ? suspicious. I’m not sure? It’s also a rush deal !

    Apr 10, 2020
  • anon

    Yes; this is a scam...The way it works is; when you “deposit” the “check”; the scammer knows that it takes a couple of days to process, so when you withdraw any funds (which most banks will allow)...you are withdrawing from your OWN money, not the “money” from the check, which they will ask you to send them a small portion of the $900 (for “administration”).. this will leave you owing your bank $900 (which you will be out of the money that the scammer stole from you for “administration costs”

    Apr 25, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 10, 2020
  • anon

    Attn: Beneficiary I am Megan J. Brennan 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

    Apr 08, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 08, 2020
  • anon

    I received an email saying she was Megan J. Brennan, the Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer US postal service, Washington, DC , address:475 L'Enfant Plaza. SW Room4012. Washington, DC. It said US mail wanted to notify me that a postwoman named Ms. Charity Smith from West Africa had a check for me (and a lot more nonsense.)

    Apr 03, 2020
  • anon

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

    Apr 08, 2020
  • 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

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

    Apr 08, 2020

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