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Rob
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PostSubject: UPS Virus   Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:48 am

I got this from a friend this morning:

I had heard of this Virus disguised as an email from UPS and I was sent one today. I did not fall for it and thought I'd pass along again.

It was an email purporting to be from United Parcel Service, telling me they couldn't deliver a package for me and that I'd need to pick it up at their office, or I'd be charged a daily fee. It instructed me to click on an attachment, which it claimed was an invoice I'd need to present to pick up the package. I'm sure many may fall for this, as most of us have, indeed, sent packages via UPS recently. Had I clicked on the attachment, I would definitely have opened a virus. I googled "UPS Virus" and got the following info:

"We have become aware of a fraudulent e-mail being sent that says it is coming from UPS and leads the reader to believe that a UPS shipment could not be delivered. The reader is advised to open an attachment reportedly containing a waybill for the shipment to be picked up.

This email attachment contains a virus. We recommend that you do not open the attachment, but delete the email immediately. UPS may send official notification messages on occasion, but they rarely include attachments. "
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PostSubject: Re: UPS Virus   Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:45 pm

Geez.... thanks for the info Rob!


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PostSubject: Re: UPS Virus   Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:53 pm

Thanks for the warning, Rob. I always look things like this up on snopes.com to make sure that it's "real" and not a hoax. This is in fact "real." I get e-mails from friends and family members from time to time, warning me about certain things, so I've always found it helpful to look things like this up. Many times they ARE a hoax.


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PostSubject: Re: UPS Virus   Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:33 pm

Thanks, Rob!
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PostSubject: Re: UPS Virus   Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:59 pm

Thanks Rob...

What's wrong with people and why do they feel the need to perform such childish acts? banghead


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PostSubject: Re: UPS Virus   Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:24 pm

Thanks Rob.
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PostSubject: Re: UPS Virus   Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:30 pm

Thanks for the heads up---glad you didn't fall for it---I probably would have!


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PostSubject: Re: UPS Virus   Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:29 pm

Oh, that was my friend saying he didn't fall for it. I surely would have. grinsmiley
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