The US Postal Service is Warning You About an Email Scam

The US Postal Service is warning you about an email scam resurfacing that could put your finances and personal information at risk.

The email could say something like a package has arrived at the warehouse and cannot be delivered due to incomplete address information. There’s a link there too and they want you to use it to confirm your information within 12 hours.

US Postal Inspector Julie Nicholson-Morgan says you will never receive a text or email like this from USPS asking for any information. If you fall for the scam, there could be severe consequences.

“Course, if you click on that, it can activate a virus which can steal your personal information such as usernames, passwords, financial account numbers that are stored on your computer or on your mobile device,” she said. “In other words, you could put all your data at risk and it could lead to monetary losses.”

The USPS sent the following ways to spot emails like this and prevent phishing attacks:

· Verify the email address: it might look like it’s from a legitimate company, but one strange character in the URL can spell trouble;

· Never click on the links delivered in suspicious emails;

· Use strong and unique passwords for your online accounts;

· Never provide your personal or financial inf

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