Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina
is warning consumers to be on a lookout for a fraudulent email claiming to be
email contains an attachment and states:
Unfortunately we failed to deliver
the postal package you have sent on the 10th of December in time because the
addressee's address is not correct.
Please print out the invoice copy
attached and collect the package at our office.
Parcel Service of America.
These e-mails may adopt different
forms, but are not associated with UPS. E-mail messages referred to as
"phishing" are becoming more common and may appear legitimate by
incorporating company brands, colors, or other legal disclaimers.
UPS states that they do not
request payments, personal information, financial information, account numbers,
IDs, passwords, or copies of invoices in an unsolicited manner through
e-mail, mail, phone, or fax in exchange for the transportation of goods or
legitimate UPS communications may come in the form of an e-mail with an
"e-package" link contained within the e-mail. These messages are
designed to increase the protection around sensitive information, and the
associated link will always start with https://epackage1.ups.com.
BBB is warning consumers who
receive a suspicious email not to open any attachment or links, as it is most
likely a virus or a phishing scam. You can forward suspicious emails
that use the UPS name and logo to email@example.com before deleting, to notify them of the fraud and unauthorized use of
Thank you to the consumers and businesses, including
BBB Accredited Business White’s Utility Buildings, for notifying BBB of the