There’s an email purporting to be from the U.S. Postal Service, claiming that a package couldn’t be delivered and the recipient is instructed to click on a link in the email to find out more information about the expected delivery of the package.Beware of Malicious Postal Delivery Emails

This email is NOT from the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a scam and if the recipient clicks on the link in the email it will activate a nasty virus (keylogger) which tracks user keystrokes that steals personal identifiable information such as user names, passwords, and online banking account information. The information is then sent to the scammer to be used for illegal activity.

If you receive an email message from the U.S. Postal Service about delivery of a package, you should delete the message immediately and do not take any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working to resolve this issue with several email providers to get these messages blocked from being delivered.

If you received an email from the U.S. Postal Service and have already clicked on the link in the email, you should download and run the following two programs to remove any malware, spyware and or keyloggers.

Malwarebytes (free version)

SuperAntiSpyware (free version)

These two programs will quarantine and remove any malicious viruses, malware, spyware and or keyloggers from the computer.

If you have questions about a suspicious postal email or wish to report a scam, contact the Postal Inspection Service at