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U.S. Postal Inspection Service

CRIME ALERT

BEWARE OF SPAM!

BOGUS DELIVERY MESSAGES E-MAILED TO POSTAL CUSTOMERS

Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery. Subject lines containing the text: “USPS Delivery Failure Notification.” The e-mails contain a link that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC. 

The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery. You are instructed to click on a link to find out when you can expect your delivery. But Postal Inspectors warn : DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.
 
Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking the link will activate a virus that can steal information-such as your user name, password, and financial account information. 
 
What to do?
Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve this issue and shut down the malicious program. 
 
If you have questions about a delivery please call 1-800-ASK-USPS. 
If you wish to report spam please email abuse@usps.gov.

 

The email scam is similar to a telemarketing scam uncovered by the Postal Inspection Service in which fraudsters masquerading as USPS employees were phoning residents and requesting birth dates and Social Security numbers as requirements for package delivery.

The Corporate Information Security Officer offers these tips on spotting bogus emails:

  • The text contains poor gramar or spelling errors
  • The text states immediate action must be taken or customer could face dire consequences.
  • The email requests personal information under the guise of re-confirming information.
  • The text from an "automated message system" states "Click on this link for details."

As posted by: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/mailservices/

 

Updating Student Forwarding Address

All students are required to formally update their forwarding address by logging on to cardinal station (cardinalstation.cua.edu) when checking out of the residence halls. It is important to update the forwarding address regardless if the information is the same. Cardinal Station will forward first-class mail for four weeks as a courtesy, but it is unable to forward mail for a longer period of time. Anything other than first-class mail will not be forwarded. Persons moving off campus for longer than four weeks should notify correspondents of their new address. Students experiencing problems regarding any mail services should contact Postal Services.

Examples:

  • Trade or professional periodicals

  • Grant correspondence

  • Equipment advertising

 

International Mailing Update 

Effective May 21, 2012, all international mail pieces bearing a PS Form 2976-A or PS Form 2976 customs declaration that was not completed and submitted online (e.g., using Click-N-Ship, Click-N-Ship for Business®, Global Shipping Solutions, an authorized PC Postage vendor, or the USPS Web Tools system) will ONLY be accepted at a retail service counter at a Post Office. Please refer to http://webapps.usps.com/customsforms, this web site will allow you to produce and print an electronic customs form.