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Postal Pointers: Inspection service warns of fake customer e-mails

May 30, 2012
By DEBRA MITCHELL , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Postal Inspection Service wants to alert USPS employees and postal customers about fraudulent e-mails.

The e-mails claim to be from "USPS Global," "Global Services" or "USPS customer services." They inform customers that a package is being held for them and they will be charged for each day the package is unclaimed.

The e-mails also give customers an invalid label reference number. When customers click on the URL accompanying this number, a virus infects their computers.

Customers who would like to report further fraudulent issues can notify the Inspection Service by sending an e-mail to

To schedule a presentation for your community, club or group on how the Postal Service brings the Post Office to your home or office computer, call (239) 573-9638.

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Debra Mitchell is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.



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