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      Bogus delivery messages emailed to postal customers

      Beware ... it's the holiday season and scams abound.

      We've just been informed by the United States Postal Service that some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about package delivery.

      The e-mails contain a link that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC.

      The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery. You are instructed to click on a link to find out when you can expect your delivery. But Postal Inspectors warn: Do not click on the link!

      Like most viruses sent by email, clicking on the link will activate a virus that can steal information ... such as your user name, password, and financial account information.

      What to do? Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program.

      If you have questions about delivery or wish to report spam, please contact 1-800-ASK-USPS.