Today, BBB received a suspicious email and warns it may be lurking in your inbox too.
In the past, your BBB has shared information on fraudulent email messages claiming origination from the DHL, IRS, Western Union, Chase Bank and other financial institutions. Usually, the aim of these falsely identified messages is to steal your personally identifying information, your identity, your money, and/or infect your computer with a virus or spyware.
BBB has reported this to the fraud department at UPS. UPS posts tips to help consumers spot the fraudulent use of their brand. A copy of the new message is pasted below for your reference. The email links have been altered for your safety.
From: UPS Shipments [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:51 PM
To: Jody Thomas
Subject: Your package has arrived!
Your package has arrived.
The tracking # is : 28273335EF548B17 and can be used at :
The shipping invoice can be downloaded from :
United Parcel Service
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