VERY IMPORTANT! From a Seller Friend:
I thought I better post a warning to all of you who are busy mailing things out now. Early today I got an email that claimed to be from USPS letting me know a package couldn't be delivered and was being returned to me. Without thinking I just clicked on the attachment to see what order it was, and just ruined my nice day off! It isn't a virus, but pretends to be one, it locks up your PC, you get lots of pop ups showing your computer crashing, and then a box wanting you to pay $89 to save it before it's too late. Thankfully I did call for help from other PC savvy friends and after fighting with it all day, finally managed to do a restore to a few days ago, and now I am back online. Everything appears to be OK and working fine, but just to be safe I went ahead and printed all my postage out for tomorrow anyway! BEWARE if you get a message like this!!!!!!! It's a scam to get you to panic and pull out a credit card!
Glad you posted this. I had 3 in my spam folder just today. sigh...... Another clue for catching spam: look at the time it was sent!
I understand the Post Office even has a warning about it on their website. Hope no one here (or anywhere, actually) gets sucked in.
Good point, Another Time: the P.O. wouldn't be sending out email @ 3 AM, methinks!
Hi I have got many of them, I did not open the attachment, I also got some for speeding tickets after 4 I called the police the officer came and sent it to his email. My wife searched the county where it was from and the county court is looking into them. somebody has too much time on their hands
Thank you for posting this.
Too many peoope do not realize not to click on things like that, and thanks to your warning you are saving many from a huge headache.
You are fab
My tech guy says that these attacks are called "drive bys" - they are intended to frighten you into clicking where they want, instead of the very uppermost right X . Antique Beak, thank you for sharing !! I had one of these happen and to say that it's unnerving is an understatement, when you have no clue - !!!
I had an experience (first last and hopefully only) with one, I kept clicking on the X, againagainagainagainagain, it finally disappeared - I had done nothing that I know of. It somehow had to have been connected to a web site I opened. I was not in my email.
Another thing you can do with suspicious emails is always check the message properties - you often can tell where it originated, although the spammers/scammers are smartening up.
Hope this does not happen again !!