Friday, March 23, 2012

A new email scam

So, I got this in my email today.  A little phishing, but thought I'd share with folks as it seems my following is growing and hey, I have to ensure everyone stays informed.  It came from Dane Frank <> with the subject "Your USPS shipment postage labels receipt".:

Acct #: 4595296

Dear client:

This is an email confirmation for your order of 1 online shipping label(s) with postage. We will charge you the following amount:

Transaction ID: #0386429
Print Date/Time: 03/10/2012 02:30 PM CST
Postage Amount: $43.71
Credit Card Number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B # 0188  6099  8056  6426  5032  (Sequence Number 1 of 1)
For further information, please log on to and go to your Shipping History or visit our Frequently Asked Questions .

Refunds for unused postage-paid labels can be requested online up to 10 days after the print date by logging on to your Click-N-Ship Account.

Thank you for choosing the United States Postal Service

Click-N-Ship: The Online Shipping Solution

Click-N-Ship has just made on line shipping with the USPS even better.

New Enhanced International Label and Customs Form: Updated Look and Easy to Use!

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This is a post-only message
Now, I've changed the links so if you accidentally click on one, it won't take you anywhere, but if someone decides they want to hack these scumbags, feel free to take the leading XXX out of the address when setting up your hacking.

What I found interesting was that within 15 minutes, I'd received two of these, the other from Royce Newton at USPS.

So, keep an eye out folks and make sure you look before you click.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just got one, but the sender was even more stupid by sending the same email to about six people in my workplace in a single email. One shipping label ordered by six people? Right.