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Canada Post Warns about Scam Emails Impersonating It

Cba.ca reported on 24th March, 2015 stating that Canada Post has issued a warning against a sophisticated scam which is imitating its email and branding.

Lynda Griffin living at Lower Mainland says that she was victim of those email scammers.

She said that this email reads "a delivery was unsuccessful and if I wanted to have it again then I should click on the link which they had which would give me an electronic delivery card."

Griffin got suspicious because she has been at home since morning of Tuesday, 24th March, 2015 and hence couldn't have missed the package.

She didn't click on the link but she says that it was tempting because of its official look except for the fact that it had also been addressed to two other people.

Cbc.ca published news on 24th March, 2015 quoting Anick Losier, Spokesperson of Canada Post, as saying "the scam has been infecting lately and these fraudulent phishing scams may contain viruses."

She added that if anyone is waiting for a parcel and gets this kind of email, don't believe it because we never send these kind of emails and we never ask you to click on any specific link.

Canada Post also informs its patrons that whenever it tries to deliver and find the recipient not available, it leaves behind a delivery notice card at the door or in the mailbox of the recipient asking him/her to visit a designated post office to collect the parcel but it never contact the recipient via email.

Canada Post announces on its official website www.canadapost.ca some important recommendations for its customers while dealing with scam emails. These include: Never click on any links (like in the above case) or open any attachments and delete the suspicious email immediately. Secondly, if you are expecting a parcel then take update of the status directly from our website by using Track.

Finally, this is not the first time that the name of Canada Post is being exploited by scammers in their phishing campaign. In June 2012, security firm MX Lab had seized some samples of emails regarding failed delivery attempt by the Canadian Post with the subject line as "Missed package delivery!" containing a malicious URL.

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