I received this email this afternoon:
Post Express Delivery. Package is available for pickup. NR 67433
Post notification No.17134
The company could not deliver your package to your address. Your package has been returned to the Post Express office. The reason of the return is “Incorrect delivery address of the package”
Attached to the letter mailing label contains the details of the package delivery. Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office
Thank you for attention.
Post Express Service.
Now, I am waiting for a parcel to be delivered. It should contain a wall clock for the bathroom as we had a nice one with a bird on it that is now on the wall in Reuben and Joshua’s bedroom. So, I have to be honest and say that I was tempted to open it.
But then I read the email again and these were the things that concerned me:
- “Hello.” Not “Hello Gareth”, just “Hello”.
- Who are “Post Express”? Never heard of them.
- The reason of the return is “Incorrect delivery address of the package”, but seemingly they managed to guess my correct email address, despite my delivery address being freely available in the BT Phone Book but my email address not…?!
- “Please attention!” — that certainly grabbed my attention. Not the most professional use of the English language I’ve ever received.
- “Attach to…” — oh, look! an attachment. A zip attachment, which if I were to open I’m pretty certain Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2011 would inform me contains a virus, or trojan, or other such malware software.
I just deleted the email.