screen print of an email received from a spoof pretending to be UPS

UPS Delivery Problem NR.7777667 – email notice

If, like me, you have just received an email with the same or similar subject, claiming to be from Postal Support Georgia Norwood from manager@ups.com… please do NOT open the attached file. I’m SURE it is NOT ‘friendly’ software that is inside the attached zip file.

The email looks like the header image.

I spoke with UPS and they are fully aware of this particular spammer who is using their name to either harm our computers or gain access to our computers, whichever… do NOT open the attachment.

The lady at UPS informed me that if UPS ever officially sends out an email notification, they NEVER send attachments. So, knowing this will help all of us to know the difference between a spammer masking themselves as a well know, well used, and well liked business to harm us… and the REAL McCoy!

Remember: DO NOT OPEN the attachment. Simply DELETE the email.

About the Author Trish

Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.

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15 comments
Elmer Manson says July 19, 2012

Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam feedback? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any help is very much appreciated.

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    Trish says July 21, 2012

    Yes, I do get a lot of spam Elmer. Comes with having a blog. There is no magical way of reducing spam. I just delete it when I get it, that's all. Spammers do hinder all of us internet users. They slow the bandwidths down too. That's why in the States, the FBI got involved. Hopefully they'll put a major dent in spammers.

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Russ Bogatitus says July 7, 2012

I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I love this blog. Thanks for this post, and I will try and check back more frequently.

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    Trish says July 21, 2012

    Thank you Russ! Hurry back, won't you.

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Nick Prevot says June 29, 2012

I will bookmark your website. You certainly have outstanding articles.

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    Trish says June 30, 2012

    Thank you Nick!

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Kerry Mcgaugh says April 13, 2012

I’m happy that you shared this useful information as I just received such an email. Thank you!

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    Trish says June 30, 2012

    You're welcome Kerry!

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Bethany Rice says January 19, 2012

I just got one of these emails and Google searched to see if anyone else did. Thank YOU for posting this!

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    Trish says June 30, 2012

    You're welcome Bethany!

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Minnie Searles says January 11, 2012

Two thumbs up for the terrific guidance you have posted here.Thanks!

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    Trish says June 30, 2012

    You're welcome Minnie!

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Claire Ulrey says January 7, 2012

This is a really beneficial to me. Thanks for posting this informative article.

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My Rant says April 15, 2010

Thank you for posting this. I have been getting them for months but they go directly into my spam folder and I delete them (I use FedEx before UPS anyways…so I knew it wasn't true). Interestingly enough, now that I think about it, I only get a new email after I have gone into the Spam folder, saw the email (again) and deleted it. I know it isn't UPS's fault but I what is up with receiving them multiple times?? I finally decided to search the internet and found some postings like yours. Glad I didn't open it (which I wouldn't have since it was in my Spam folder).

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    Trish says April 16, 2010

    You are very welcomed. I'm glad my posting helped explain the problem. Seems the more successful a business becomes, the better a target they are for spammers to abuse. I felt sorry for UPS which was why I telephoned them regarding this email.

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