According to the Better Business Bureau there is a new email scam going around purporting to be from the U.S. Postal Service.

The email claims to be a shipping notification of an undelivered package but when opened releases a virus that is designed to commit identity theft. Once your computer is infected it will use your email addresses to get more people to click on the notification link. The scammers then use the email addresses to try to transfer money from bank accounts.

The U.S. Post Office is the latest firm to be used in this manner. Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo bank, Western Union, the IRS and even the FBI have all been the target for the scam.

The BBB warns to be wary of unexpected emails that contain links or attachments. Do not click on them or open them. Beware of pop-ups that look like anti-virus software warning of a problem on your computer that should be fixed now.

Report scam emails to the Internet Crimes Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.