MY DESK: MADISON -

A couple of weeks ago, our son was sad because his big sister had received a letter in the mail from a friend of hers.

"Why don't I get any mail?" he lamented.

So, I got on the phone and called the Lego company and ordered a catalog in his name. When that catalog arrived, it was like Christmas in June. He saw his name on the label and, if you have kids, you can relate to what I'm about to say, you want to bottle up the kind of grin my wife and I saw.

Well, thanks to a viewer who sent this in... the spammers/scammers know this. They know we love to get mail, especially the stuff you can touch and feel. Email's become so ubiquitous these days that it's not nearly as cool as going retro.

So, for Throwback Thursday, I thought I'd post the below email.

Just because it promises something real and tangible, if you were to click on the print shipping label link below (I've deactivated it by the way), but our viewer informs me that "it begins downloading malware on your computer."

For those of you non-tech types, malware is bad. Really bad. It's a virus that can paralyze your machine after consuming all of the material it wants (i.e. personal information, passwords, etc.)

Even though you may love the premise of mail, just hit delete if you get something like this in the future. If the U.S. Postal Service is trying to deliver something to your door, you'll have a note AT YOUR DOOR. You will not get it by email.

Take care,

Adam

From:Next Day Air Saver

Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 12:23 PM

To: 

Subject: Delivery Notification

 

USPS.COM

Notification

Your parcel has arrived at June 13, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

Print Shipping Label

 

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