UPS Tracking scam email
UPS Tracking Email Scam
This is only a quick blog article to warn against opening any UPS tracking email that comes into your inbox.
The scam email that reached my inbox, supposedly came from Phillip Thurman and his email address was dampened @ seattleio.com. It had the subject line UPS Tracking Number QBR0YT2 and said, “ Hello! Unfortunately we were not able to deliver the package sent on the 1st of June in time because the recipient’s address is not correct.
Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office.
Your United Parcel Service of America
Obvious Scam Email
Big warning signs on their UPS email:
- UPS would always use your name if they were emailing you
- UPS would always send from a UPS email address
- UPS would always include their company details on the email
- UPS would never send you a .dat file to open
The .dat file attached on my email was UPSNR_be23c5be.dat. I don’t know what it does. It appears to go into your system files, so it could be a trojan, or probably spyware - whatever it is - you don’t want it in your computer. Don’t open it - just highlight and hit shift+delete.
My UPS tracking email came from Phillip Thurman and his email address was dampened @ seattleio.com, but if you received one from a different email address, let us know and we’ll publish it here.
That’s it, you have been warned!