Red herrings

Cybercriminal using keyboard

The Postal Service is reminding employees of its initiative to identify and report phishing scams and other potential online threats.

Phishing occurs when criminals use fraudulent emails to steal online passwords and other personal information.

Each month, the CyberSafe at USPS team sends emails that simulate phishing attempts to employees with postal accounts.

The emails should be treated as legitimate threats.

Employees should alert the CyberSafe at USPS team to all suspicious emails by using the Report to CyberSafe button on the Outlook toolbar.

The Postal Service wants employees to remember that clicking links in phishing emails can lead to a significant disruption of USPS operations, as well as stolen personal or financial information.

The CyberSafe at USPS Blue, LiteBlue and sites have more information.