CHICAGO (CBS) — If you get an email that looks like it’s from the U.S. Postal Service telling you about a package that couldn’t be delivered, watch out.
At least one version of that email misspells the word “couldn’t,” saying “Our courier couldnt make the delivery of parcel to you…”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Stray Sprinkles On Friday
The logo indicates it’s from the U.S. Postal Service, but Julie Kenney, spokeswoman for the Postal Inspection Service, says it’s a scam.READ MORE: Young Boy Shot And Seriously Wounded In Bronzeville High-Rise Apartment
“This is – I haven’t seen this one before. It’s fairly new,” said Kenney.
The scam email invites you to click on a link and “print label and show it to the nearest post office,” but Kenney says if you click on that, it could give the scammer access to personal information, like account numbers.MORE NEWS: Family Of Girl Who Died At Age 11 Finds Her Headstone Overturned And Damaged At Cemetery In Hillside
The postal inspection service advises anyone who receives one of these scam emails to forward it to email@example.com. Recipients may also call the postal inspection service at 877-876-2455.