Did you receive an email from UPS telling you that they couldn’t deliver your package, and included a link to a label for you to print? Don’t open it! It’s a virus and will likely damage your computer.
The email we received today had the subject, “UPS delivery information # Error ID5486?.” The email was sent from Your UPS (firstname.lastname@example.org). The domain “ups-information.com” doesn’t seem to exist, nor is if affiliated with UPS. The body of the email is merely a graphic containing the following text:
Unfortunately we failed to deliver the postal package you have sent on the 27th of September in time, because the recipient’s address is erroneous. Please print out the label copy attached and collect the package at our office.
There is a button labeled “Print a Shipping Label” with a link. If you were to click on the link, you will not be sent to a UPS address, but instead a page at nilosasia.com, which obviously isn’t related to UPS. On that page is a link to a zip file.
Do not download or open the zip file. It is not a label and will infect your computer with a virus. If you sent a package via UPS that had issues in delivery, this is now how they would handle it. You may run across other incarnations, such as from UPS, DHL, or the USPS.
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