Postal Service Warning of E-Mail Scam

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DES MOINES, Iowa — People in the metro are being asked to watch out for another scam.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says several customers in the area are receiving spam e-mails. The e-mails say that the USPS attempted to deliver a package but was unable to do so. It then instructs them to click on a link to print a delivery label, which they can take to the post office and pick up their package.

Then the link is clicked, the recipient’s computer gets a malicious virus.

The USPS says it does not contact customers this way.

They are asking that if you receive such an e-mail, don’t click on the link it contains but instead forward it to spam@uspis.gov.