Holiday scams already popping up

(WFLX) - A heads up before you ship any gifts this holiday season: Beware of bogus e-mails claiming to be from the Post Office or other shipping companies.

Fraud Specialist Beth Schell says the e-mails contain false information about a package that could not be delivered. If you do click, it could activate a virus that can steal your personal information.

Here's how to tell it's not real. "Some of the grammar and the spelling was incorrect," said Schell. "On the top, it said USPS. But inside the label, they forgot one of the 'S's."

Here's the most important thing, the USPS tells us it will never send an e-mail regarding packages it cannot deliver.

The only way the postal service will get your e-mail address is if you sign up on their Web site and click and ship that way.

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