Post Office Email Message Could Carry Virus

Posted On June 06, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Lawrenceburg branch of the United States Postal Service is warning area residents about a computer virus.

Kelly Kelly, main clerk at the local post office, say that about a dozen people have informed them about the matter in the past week.

According to Kelly, would-be victims receive an e-mail purporting to be from the USPS which claims that there is a parcel for them to pick up at the post office. The e-mail may contain a virus or other malware.

“The USPS does not send emails to anyone when there is a parcel to pick up. If someone does have a parcel, we leave a notification letter in their physical mail box,” Kelly said.

Kelly said anybody who receives an email claiming to be from the post office should not open it.