Have you received an unusual or suspicious email?
If so, it could be a phishing scam.
These messages often express urgency and contain suspicious hyperlinks or attachments. They often arrive from an unknown sender.
If you receive a message like this, follow these guidelines:
- Evaluate. Don’t open any attachments or follow any links embedded in the email.
- Prepare to send. While viewing the message, press the “Control,” “Alt,” and “F” keys simultaneously to create a new email with the suspicious message attached.
- Remember CyberSafe at USPS. Type CyberSafe@usps.gov into the “To” line of the new email and hit “send.” The email will be sent to the CyberSecutiry Operations Center.
- Delete. Delete the suspicious message from your inbox. Don’t respond to the sender or forward the message to anyone else.
The CyberSafe at USPS sites on Blue and LiteBlue have additional tips.