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MOP
11-17-2008, 10:50 AM
Be very careful printing anything from someone or company you don't know!

I received this warning and I looked it up on Snopes and yes it is true.
Check it out on Snopes.com and type in UPS in the search box or click on the link below. But please share this with your friends and family.

With Christmas fast approaching...watch out for this...be alert.



Please read the following. It applies to FedEx as well.

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The newest virus circulating is the UPS Delivery Failure. You will receive an email from UPS Packet Service along with a packet number. NOTE:
The word
packet is mis-spelled on this line. It will say that they were un-able to deliver a package sent to you on such and such a date. It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached. DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS! Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and home.
This virus has caused Millions of dollars in damage in the past few days.

Snopes confirms that it is real:

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp <

MOP
11-17-2008, 07:10 PM
Another one today!!! This one said it was from Hawaiian Airlines and that my credit card had been charged $458.15! My virus program flagged the attached supposed tickets that I was to print in color!!! It seems as if they have figured out hoe to make the print Que trigger a virus!

Phil