The U.S. Postal Service is warning residents that there is a new scam in our area to steal personal information.
According to a release, targets will receive an email about online postage charges or a package delivery. The email will instruct you to click on a link or an attachment, such as a mailing label, which will instead install a virus in your computer to collect any personal information stored in it.
Instead, the postal service warns anyone who receives such an email to delete it without opening it, and report it by calling 1-800-ASK USPS or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.