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virus warning from ups.

updated wed 16 jul 08


Antoinette Badenhorst on wed 16 jul 08

Clayarters,I received this e-mail below today. I did not check the authenticity of the contents. If it is true then I would think that many clayarters might fell victim of this scam, so I'd rather pass the information on to you and you make sure for yourself, than keeping it for myself.

Virus warning.

We have become aware there is a fraudulent e-mail being sent that says it is coming from UPS and leads the reader to believe that a UPS shipment could not be delivered. The reader is advised to open an attachment reportedly containing a waybill for the shipment to be picked up.

This e-mail attachment contains a virus. We recommend that you do not open the attachment, but delete the e-mail immediately.

UPS may send official notification messages on occasion, but they rarely include attachments. If you receive a notification message that includes an attachment and are in doubt about its authenticity, please contact

Please note that UPS takes its customer relationships very seriously, but cannot take responsibility for the unauthorized actions of third parties.

Thank you for your attention.

Antoinette Badenhorst