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Spring Grove post office warns of email scam

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:00 p.m. CDT

SPRING GROVE –The Spring Grove U.S. Post Office has received phone calls about a possible email scam.

In the email scam, a person claiming to be from the postal service sends a message with fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery.

The email might have a link or attachment that when opened installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information, according to a postal service news release.

Spring Grove Postmaster Monika Pecha advised people not to click on the link to find out when to expect delivery.

"We want to keep our customers safe," Pecha said. "Lately, we've been receiving complaints from customers about receiving emails about missing delivery."

The postal service also said if people receive a suspicious email, they can delete the message or contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

An email might be a scam if it includes poor grammar or spelling errors, states immediate action must be taken or a customer could face dire consequences, the email requests personal information under the guise of re-confirming information, or comes from an automated message system and states to "click on this link for details."

- Northwest Herald

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