Updated: 11:51 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Posted: 11:46 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bogus email schemes people into putting virus on computer
Target 11 is warning people about an email going around that claims to be from the Post Office, notifying you about a package.
According to the Post Office, the email is a scheme. There’s a link inside the email that asks the recipient to pay $5 to get the package.
If you click on the link, it may put a virus on your computer or install a hidden code to take over the computer and steal personal information.
Patricia Newton said she fell victim to the bogus email.
“I read it a couple of times, and it said it was from the Postal Service. Then I read it again, and it said I had a package being held,” Newton said. “Just don’t click on anything you don’t know what you’re clicking on.”
Officials from the Post Office said if there is a package, the recipient will be notified by mail to go to a post office to pick it up.