If you ever receive an email about a package delivery or unpaid online postage charges, be careful. Some postal customers are receiving bogus emails featuring the subject line, “Delivery Failure Notification.” These emails appear to be from the U.S. Postal Service® and include language regarding an unsuccessful attempt to deliver a package. The email will prompt you to confirm your personal delivery information by clicking a button or downloading an attachment, that, when opened, can activate a virus and steal information—such as your usernames, passwords, and financial account information. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to stop these emails and protect your information.
Protect Yourself From Email Scams
Do not give out personal information over email
Be aware that the U.S. Postal Service does not notify customers of package delivery attempts, or request personal information, via email.
Poor grammar indicates a fraudulent email
Poor grammar and spelling errors are a good indication that the email is fraudulent.
Be wary of urgent emails
If the email requests “immediate action,” it could be a scam.
Forward spam emails to email@example.com
If you receive an email about a package delivery failure, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org, then delete the email.
Have You Witnessed This Scam?
If you’ve encountered email scams and the U.S. Mail® has been used in any way, we want to help. Please report email fraud.Report Now