I had two very authentic looking emails this morning from the USPS (United States Postal Service), confirming orders of stamps and shipping labels. I have ordered stamps online, but not in ages. Odder still, the supposed order dates for these purchases was mid-March.
I did NOT click on the links provided in that email to view tracking, recent orders, etc, all of which looked very much like what I have seen in the past. It has been long enough since I truly did order from the USPS, I didn't have a real confirmation email saved to compare.
Going to the USPS site, I found this warning. In short, it says to NOT open these emails as unwanted viruses will attack and possibly steal information. Delete the email and everything will be fine.
I can see how a person who has never ordered anything online might open that site out of concern which would be a huge mistake. If you know anyone who might fall into that trap, please pass this information along.
Because this frustrates me so, especially after all that I have gone through with computer woes this past year, I really needed to end this post with something light and amusing. Here is an ad that I believe is running in Great Britain.