Be wary of fraudulent email regarding package delivery

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has issued a crime alert about fraudulent emails that claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service. The bogus emails contain false information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges.

The email instructs the recipient to click on a link or open an attachment. Postal inspectors warn that the recipient should simply delete the message. Clicking the link or opening the attachment installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC.

The Postal Inspection Service said it is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program.

If you have questions about a delivery to your address, call 1-800-ASK-USPS. You can report email "spam" at .