Email Malware Alert - Package Delivery

Threat Level: Medium
Threat Type: Malware Risk
Advisory Date: 07/13/2023


There is currently an email message circulating that has been received by multiple users with the subject  "We attempted to deliver your package #484301" or similar.  The message appears to be from Purolator, FedEx, UPS or similar.  The message reports that you have missed a package delivery attempt.

This message is not legitimate.  Do not click on this link. The message appears as:

Dear customer,

We attempted to deliver your package on April 16, 2017

The shiping attempt failed because nobody was present at
the delivery address, so this notification has been sent automatically.

You may arrange redelivery by visiting the closest Purolator Post office locationwith the printed invoice mentioned below.

If the package is NOT arranged for redelivery or picked up in 72 hours,
it will be returned to the sender.


Expected Delivery Date: April 16, 2017
Class: Package Services
Service(s): Shiping Confirmation
Status: eNotification sent

To download the invoice, please visit the following link:

Best Regards,Kind Regards,

© 2017 Purolator Post Corporation


The link to the provided in the email address attempts to redirect your browser to download malware.

Malware is a catch-all term for various malicious software, including viruses, adware, spyware, browser hijacking software, and fake security software.

Once installed on your computer, these programs can seriously affect your privacy and your computer's security.  You may be prompted to download, save, or open a ZIP file.  If this occurs, you have been potentially exposed to malware.


If you received this message, please delete it immediately if you have not already done so.   If you inadvertently clicked a link and and downloaded a file, it is recommended that you ensure a malware scan has been completed.  Please ensure your malware protection is installed, up to date/current, or is enabled and running.


See the Malware Resources page.

Please contact the IT Support Centre if you require assistance:

Phone 306-585-4685

In person at ED 137 or Archer Library Main Floor Commons