With the rise in online shopping and gift-sending, the Postal Inspection Service warns that a recent scam has been reported by many postal customers around the country involving emails about a package delivery. With so many people expecting package deliveries this time of year, everyone should remain alert for this current scam.
The fraudulent emails contain a link that will install a malicious virus when clicked and opened. This virus can steal personal information such as your name, passwords, financial account information, etc. from your PC—just the gift a thief wants this holiday season. The emails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and include fake information about a delivery. Once the email is opened, you are instructed to click the malicious link to find out when you can expect to receive your package. This email targets postal customers at random and has no relation to Arvest accounts or Arvest emails.
What should you do if you see this email? Do NOT click the link. Delete the email from your inbox and trash can /deleted folder. The Postal Inspection Service is aware of this problem and working hard to resolve the issue.
As a general reminder, be on high alert for red flags such as this one. Crime rises during the holidays so remain suspicious of all emails and phone calls. Also be cautious with giving out your personal information. Visit our Report Fraud page if you encounter anything that seems suspicious and would like to report it.