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Monday, November 17, 2014

I received this attachment in an e-mail from one of our Joe's Ponders today: 

WATCH OUT- AND DELETE ANY PHONY MAIL ITEMS
FYI
A New Virus 
The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure. 
You will receive an e-mail from UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS along with a packet number. 
It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date.
It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached.
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DON'T ATTEMPT TO PRINT THE INVOICE COPY!!!. IT WILL LAUNCH 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 this is real.   
This is an excellent reminder that we need to be vigilant to protect ourselves from computer viruses as well as scams by e-mail, phone or in person.  More than once we've had someone drive into our yard to offer some service or with "overstock" items they want to sell, and phony phone solicitations are very common.  Computer scams and catching a virus are also a big concern. The holidays, when we are all busy and usually in a rush, is when we may let our guard down and fall victim to one of these dangers.  

Final words of caution:  BE AWARE.  Think twice before you open unknown or unusual e-mail messages. Try to keep in mind what packages you may have coming and you can usually go on line at the site where you made a purchase to track a package and contact the company if there seems to be a problem so they can verify where the package is. 

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