The following chain letter has been distributed following
terrorist attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001.
Some versions of the chain letter claim to have been signed
by an official with the Department of Homeland Security.
The chain letter has been debunked by the FBI, UPS, eBay
and the Department of Homeland Security.
Sophos recommends users simply delete the email if they receive
it, and do not pass it on to other computer users.
The text of the chain letter reads as follows:
Please pass this around.
There has been a huge purchase, $32,000 worth, of United Parcel Service
(UPS) uniforms on eBay over the last 30 days. This could represent a
serious threat as bogus drivers (terrorists) can drop off anything to
anyone with deadly consequences! If you have ANY questions when a UPS
driver appears at your door, they should be able to furnish VALID ID.
Additionally, if someone in a UPS uniform comes to make a drop off or
pick up, make absolutely sure they are driving a UPS truck. UPS doesn't
make deliveries or pickups in anything, except a company vehicle. If you
have a problem, IMMEDIATELY call your local law enforcement agency right
TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY! Tell everyone in your office, your family, your
friends, etc. Make people aware so that we can prepare and/or avoid
terrorist attacks on our people! Thank you for your time in reviewing this
and PLEASE send to EVERYONE on your list, even if they are friend or foe.
We should all be aware!