Yesterday I registered on UPS’ website to send a package. Today I received an e-mail called “UPS Delivery Problem NR.1644339?” from an ups.com e-mail address (!) saying that the delivery failed because of inexact address. I was supposed to print the attached form and go to their office to pick my package.
There are a lot of reasons why the e-mail is spam:
- The e-mail got into the junk folder
- I was unable to download the attachment because the webmail found a virus in it (good job Hotmail!)
- The e-mail was saying something about my delivery from January
- UPS don’t ask you to go their office to pick the package
- The message was sent to “Victor Harris”
The coincidence is that today the package should have arrived so, initially, I thought is a valid message. There might be a security breach in UPS’ system that allows others to track packages. I never got such an e-mail before registering and sending.
What is even more interesting is that I registered with one e-mail address and I got the spam on another one. Coincidence or consequence?