The Wackos Are Still Out There! Beware!

I could comment on the latest election in Massachusetts… bizarre result. Ted Kennedy is rolling over in his grave… but no— I have a more pressing issue to discuss.

Within the last week or so I have received at least three emails, supposedly from UPS (United Parcel Service) or DHL (duh?) telling me a package was unable to be delivered to my address. They supply a tracking number and a zip file is attached. The message claims it is the shipping label and …. well here’s the message…

Hello! The courier company was not able to deliver your parcel by your address.

Cause: Error in shipping address. You may pickup the parcel at our post office personaly!

Attention! The shipping label is attached to this e-mail. Please print this label to get this package at our post office. Please do not reply to this e-mail, it is an unmonitored mailbox!

Thank you. DHL Delivery Services.

Sorry – all the red flags just went up. At first it looks legit, but then notice the misspellings! And besides that I am not expecting a package.  I think this is a total scam and once I click on that attachment my computer is going to be hacked!

If you get one of these messages dump it right away. DO NOT open the attachment. Or forward the email to DHL or UPS and let them know this stuff is out there.

Beware. Anyone else get these emails? Am I the only one? The Wackos Abound!

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14 years ago

Good catch…don’t open anything you have the slightest hesitation about. They do indeed wish to get into your system.

kathy L
kathy L
14 years ago

Thanks for the alert. I would have perhaps been the one to open it.

I DO want to talk about the senate race. I feel that we, as both a state and country, still have issues with race, class and gender. I think Martha Coakley was caught in a typical female double bind. If you show feelings, you’re too emotional and undependable for the job. If you don’t, you’re stiff and cold…to the point of criticizing how thin her lips are and how small her eyes!!!

Does anyone else think that a few conservative talk show hosts have tapped into fears, anger and unconscious misogyany and used them to rile people up? What happened to our values? What about a rape victim’s right to info on the pill? What about the right to health care? Are these only for the rich and powerful?

And, who is Scott Brown? The one in the beat up pickup truck? Or the one who owns five homes, including one in Aruba? Are we sending another tall, handsome, rich, entitled white man to represent us? or his millionaire buddies? He doesn’t even want to regulate the banking and insurance industries who are again giving out billions in bonuses.

I’m feeling despair…trying not to…can’t find the brighter side today.

14 years ago

Kathy L, your insights are well founded… but do not despair… all will be brought into the sunshine soon enough. People can only be stupid for just so long.