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ups email virus alert!!!

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Tango3, Dec 2, 2008.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Got this in the "in-box" today:

    FYI Subject: Nasty virus alert
    >
    >
    >
    > With Christmas fast approaching,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    > watch out for this virus...be alert..
    >
    > Please read the following. It applies to FedEx as well…
    >
    > Thanks.
    > ================================================
    >
    > The newest virus circulating is the UPS Delivery Failure.
    > You will
    > receive an email from UPS Packet Service along with a
    > packet number.
    >
    > NOTE: The word packet is mis-spelled on this line. It will
    > say that they were
    > un-able to deliver a package sent to you on such and such a
    > date. It then asks
    > you to print out the invoice copy attached. DON'T TRY
    > TO PRINT THIS. IT
    > LAUNCHES THE VIRUS!
    >
    > Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and
    > home. This virus has caused Millions of dollars in damage
    > in the past few days.
    >
    > Snopes confirms that it is real:
    > http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp
    >
    >
     
  2. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I saw this a few weeks ago and forgot to mention it in here for others to know about.

    Definitely watch out for virus and scammer emails that are in abundance lately. If you don't know who the email is from or don't understand what the email wants, then delete it to avoid identity theft or computer failures.
     
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