Virus Alert

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Life is too busy for the Sandwich Generation to have to deal with computer problems. I wanted to let you know there is a nasty computer virus that’s lurking out there. Rather than getting caught and having to work on it with your antivirus protection software, we’re a lot better off preventing the problem in the first place.


Watch out for any email that seems to be from FedEX or UPS. The email will probably have UPS or FedEX in the subject line and may ask for you to print something out or click on an attachment. DON’T DO IT! It will introduce a nasty virus into your computer system! Here are some links to give you more information:


Snopes is always the FIRST place I check whenever I get any kind of email that I am concerned about OR when I get an email with a warning. So many of the warnings are false or old. Snopes is always great at keeping me up on what’s what in the urban myths world! 

For more information you can go directly to FedEX or UPS:


Per Fedex: FedEx does not request, via unsolicited mail or e-mail, payment or personal information in return for goods in transit or in FedEx custody. If you have received a fraudulent e-mail that claims to be from FedEx, you can report it by forwarding it to abuse@fedex.com . If you have any questions or concerns about services provided by FedEx, please review our services at fedex.com/us/services or contact FedEx Customer Service at 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339.

Per UPS: UPS may send official notification messages on occasion, but they rarely include attachments. If you receive a notification message that includes an attachment and are in doubt about its authenticity, please contact customerservice@ups.com .

Viruses are no fun! Always make sure your antivirus protection software is up do date, then check with your aging parents. Many grandkids also have computers these days, so help them stay safe as well!