If you use any type of email client that isn’t web based, i.e. Outlook or Thunderbird, it’s especially important to have some sort of decent anti-virus software scanning your emails. I’m no tech wizard and I’m not quite as security conscious as I should be, but I do use a couple different security measures to avoid getting infected. Fortunately, I’ve only had a handfulof trojans, worms, viruses, etc over the last decade.
This email pretends to be from UPS. I’ve had them from FedEx, USPS, and other companies as well.
UPS Support email@example.comSorry, we were not able to deliver postal package you sent on October the 19th in time because the recipient’s address is not correct. Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office. If you do not receive package in ten days you will have to pay 6$ per day. Your UPS
Viruses found in the attached files. The file UPSINVOICE_866182.zip: Trojan horse Agent.AIDA. The attachment was moved to the virus vault. Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.549 / Virus Database: 270.8.5/1758 - Release Date: 10/31/2008 8:22 AM