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May 14, 2011

United Parcel Service Notification Email Virus

Another spam email titled "United Parcel Service Notification" is currently doing rounds. The mail contains an attachment purporting to contain information about a parcel (allegedly sent to your home address) and its tracking number.

Now if you receive such emails I would advice you against downloading and up-zipping the (ZIP) file attachment as it contains a potentially harmful virus! I would also clarify that such emails are not sent by UPS .

The email I received is reproduced below. Do note the spelling mistakes and the fact that the same mail has been sent to numerous other recipients.

May 2011


UPS ExpressDelivery
tracking number # 7428528
Good morning
Parcel notification

The parcel was sent your home adress.
And it will arrive within 5 buisness days.

More information and the parcel tracking number are attached in document below.

Thank you
UPS Express Delivery system (c)
Copyright © 1994-2011 United Parcel Service of America, Inc! All rights reserved.

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