This time of year we see an increase in phony emails that claim to be UPS/FedEx/Postal parcel delivery notices, or unexpected shipping notices from Amazon and other online retailers. The emails contain an attachment or link to a shipment confirmation. Opening the attachment or clicking on the link in the email can install a virus or ransomware on your computer.

Often the emails will attempt to alarm the recipient by showing an unusually high charge for an item that wasn't ordered, or state that you must react within a specified time period otherwise the shipment will be returned. These are all scare tactics that are designed to get you to react before thinking logically. 

Please read the following article to see examples of these emails and what to look for to help determine if an email is real or fake: 

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