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The "US Postal Service Notification" Phishing Scam

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The "US Postal Service Notification" Phishing Scam

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The fake "US Postal Service Notification" email below is just one of the hundreds being sent by cybercriminals to their potential victims. Therefore, online users are asked not to follow the instructions in those email messages. They are advised to go directly to www.usps.com and sign into their accounts from there instead. Once they have signed into their accounts, they will be notified of important messages.

The "US Postal Service Notification" Phishing Scam

From: USPS patrickk@capa.net

Date: January 27, 2019 at 1:57:03 AM MST

Subject: USPostalService notification #13726

USPS.COM

We've got a new message for you

An email containing confidential personal information was sent to you

More information

Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change or reset their US Postal Service password by clicking here. Or, they can contact the US Postal Service for help at 1-800-344-7779.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:47 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: United States Postal Service <usps@post.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:16:08 PM

    Subject: Your money order $50,000 contact us now

    Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us By for shipment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons.

    We understand that the content of your parcel it self is a money order worth $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and email address to below email ( uuspostalservice@gmail.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter

    Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629"

    remove

  • May 15, 2019 at 11:43 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    ---- Forwarded Message -----

    From: United States Postal Service <ghees_1955@gotouring.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 1:30:51 PM PDT

    Subject: USPostalService notification No.12851

    USPS.COM

    en-US

    We've got a new message for you

    Not possible to make delivery

    View details

    remove

  • May 15, 2019 at 9:44 AM by info

    Received this scam:

    "On Sun, May 5, 2019, 6:52 PM Mr. John E. Potter <alerossi4@alice.it> wrote:

    Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service,

    Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for

    your parcel that was been registered with us for shippment to your residential

    address.

    We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe

    interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we

    cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons.

    We understand that the content of your parcel itself is a money order worth of

    $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in

    the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and your direct

    phone

    number for easy communication.

    and email address.and also to email me. (unitedpostaloffice@gmail.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629

    U.S. Postal Service"

    remove

  • April 28, 2019 at 12:52 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Date: March 28, 2019 at 4:15:25 AM PDT

    To: drt0125@verizon.net

    Subject: Our companys courier couldn't make the delivery

    USPS.COM

    We've got a new message for you

    Not possible to make delivery

    View details

    Sign in and get started!"

    remove

  • April 23, 2019 at 3:19 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: United States Postal Service <pa133@bellsouth.net>

    Date: April 15, 2019 at 11:26:21 PM CDT

    Subject: United States Postal Service notification #55774

    USPS.COM

    en-US

    We have sent you a message

    Our companys courier couldn't make the delivery

    More information"

    remove

  • April 7, 2019 at 1:44 PM by an anonymous user from Sunnyvale, California, United States

    I've received two phishing emails:

    March 23, 2019

    United States Postal Service (armstrong@rycoline.com)

    Our companys courier couldn't make the delivery

    April 4, 2019

    USPS (gayelordodaubert@legislators.com)

    USPostalService notification No.8979 en-US

    We have sent you a message

    Our companys courier couldn't make the delivery

    remove

  • April 7, 2019 at 4:58 AM by an anonymous user from Pomona, California, United States

    Received this scam:

    "Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service,

    Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for

    your parcel that was been registered with us for shippment to your residential

    address.

    We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe

    interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we

    cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons.

    We understand that the content of your parcel itself is a money order worth of

    $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in

    the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and your direct phone

    number for easy communication.

    and email address.and also to email me. (postalservicecompany0@gmail.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629

    U.S. Postal Service"

    remove

  • March 29, 2019 at 1:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: US POSTAL SERVICE OFFICE <uspostalserviceoffice@samba.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Mon, Mar 25, 2019, 06:35

    Subject: Your urgent reply is highly needed.

    Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us By for shipment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details.

    It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your parcel it self is a money order worth $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and email address. to: 1 (917) 473-2700 and also send email to below email (uspostservice4@gmail.com)

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter

    Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-362

    remove

  • March 26, 2019 at 9:25 AM by an anonymous user from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Received this; did not open links, look like scam!

    "Subject: USPS notification #5751

    Date: 3/26/2019 6:22:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

    From: cindyblair@flintink.com

    MESSAGE:

    USPS.COM

    We've got a new message for you

    Delivery problems notification

    More information

    Sign in and get started!

    http://www.usps.com/

    Forgot your password? Reset it here.

    https://reg.usps.com/forgot

    USPS.com| Privacy Policy| Customer Service| FAQs

    This is an automated email please do not reply to this message. This message is for the designated recipient only and may contain privileged, proprietary, or otherwise private information. If you have received it in error, please delete. Any other use of the email by you is prohibited."

    remove

    • March 26, 2019 at 10:03 AM by info

      It is a scam.

      remove

  • March 17, 2019 at 1:55 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: USPS Company <uspscompany.u@gmail.com>

    Date: Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 7:09 AM

    Subject: Re: Swiss golden international

    I have been at the airport since Waiting to hear from you am not with the permitting certificate but the airport authorities holding me here requesting for $250usd which am not with now and I want you to make the payment of $250usd right now so that I will settled them to enable me delivered your check with you consignment box please get back to me if you are interested in making that payment .The easy way you can make the payment is to bought an amazon gift card and send the scratch pin number to enable you receive what you pay for...

    Mr.Phillip Jones <USA@able.ocn.ne.jp>

    remove

  • March 15, 2019 at 11:31 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: USPostalService <gustafson@were.com>

    Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎March‎ ‎8‎, ‎2019‎ ‎12‎:‎54‎:‎01‎ ‎AM‎ ‎PST

    Subject: An email containing confidential personal information was sent to you

    USPS.COM

    We have sent you a message

    Not possible to make delivery

    View details

    remove

  • March 13, 2019 at 10:48 PM by info

    Another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: United States Postal Service <ncmnfcep@smartforce.com>

    Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 6:44:31 PM CDT

    Subject: Our companys courier couldn't make the delivery

    USPS.COM

    en-US

    We've got a new message for you

    Our companys courier couldn't make the delivery

    View details

    remove

  • March 13, 2019 at 10:48 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: United States Postal Service <centrifugingo64@schoen.de>

    Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5:15:42 PM CST

    Subject: An email containing confidential personal information was sent to you

    USPS.COM

    We have sent you a message

    Not possible to make delivery

    More information

    remove

  • March 13, 2019 at 10:46 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: USPostalService <mjking@golden.net>

    Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:49:09 AM CST

    Subject: USPostalService ticket No.47492

    USPS.COM

    en-US

    We've got a new message for you

    Delivery problems notification

    View details

    remove

  • March 11, 2019 at 10:46 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: U.S. Postal Service <uspO@piano.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Sat, Mar 9, 2019, 10:51 PM

    Subject: From United States Postal Service Office

    Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us for shipment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons.

    We understand that the content of your parcel itself is a money order worth of $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelope, Text me urgently with your home address and your currently cell phone,: 1 (919) 635-6616 and also to email me. ( uspsservice@post.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629

    U.S. Postal Service

    remove

  • March 5, 2019 at 4:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: U.S. Postal Service <uspsO@opal.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 1:27 AM

    Subject: From United States Postal Service Office

    Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us for shipment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your parcel itself is a money order worth of $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and email address. to: 1 (919) 635-6616 and also to email me. (uspsservice@post.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629

    U.S. Postal Service

    remove

  • March 5, 2019 at 12:02 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    "From: USPS POSTAL SERVICE <oice0670@gmail.com>

    Date: Sat, Mar 2, 2019, 10:28 PM

    Subject: HI

    Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service, Postal Service Company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us for shipment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your parcel itself is a money order worth of $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, email me urgently with your address and your full name at ( www.postalservicecompany@yahoo.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629

    U.S. Postal Service."

    remove

  • March 1, 2019 at 2:25 PM by an anonymous user from Sacramento, California, United States

    I just got this email:

    "Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us for shippment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your parcel itself is a money order worth of $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and email address.and also to email me. ( uspsofficepost@yahoo.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629 U.S. Postal Service"

    Clue there's a lot of misspelled words and periods. Never fall for this type of emails anyway and I send them to junk and block future emails similar to this one.

    remove

  • March 1, 2019 at 2:05 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----

    From: United States Postal Service, Postal service <globaltrustcomofficebenin@yahoo.com.hk>

    Sent: Fri, Mar 1, 2019 8:52 am

    Subject: Good news contact us for your parcel delivery

    Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us for shippment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details. It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your parcel itself is a money order worth of $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and email address. to: and also to email me. ( officefile427@yahoo.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC

    U.S. Postal Service

    remove

  • March 1, 2019 at 1:48 PM by an anonymous user from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

    This was sent to me. I worked in management for the USPS. Employed for 42 years. This has scam written all over it.

    remove

  • February 19, 2019 at 4:36 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: U.S. Postal Service <uspS@basil.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 9:06 AM

    Subject: Your parcel Was Discovered In my Office.

    To:

    Dear Customer,

    I am Mr.John E. Potter Director general of United States Postal Service, Postal service company (USPS) We have been waiting for you to contact us for your parcel that was been registered with us for shipment to your residential address. We thought that the sender gave you our contact details.

    It maybe interest you to know that a letter is also added to your parcel.However, we cannot quote the content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your parcel itself is a money order worth of $50.000.00 US Dollars), $1,000.00 US Dollars for each money order copy all in the envelop, Text me urgently with your address full name and email address. to: 1 (919) 635-6616 and also to email me. ( postal.usps@post.com )

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. John E. Potter Director General of United States Postal Service

    Office Address 5675 CAROLINA BEACH RD WILMINGTON, NC 28412-3629

    U.S. Postal Service

    remove

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