Warning: E-mail message ostensibly from Canada Post may be a virus

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Almonte resident Norman Futter told the Millstone that he recently received an e-mail from “Canada Post” telling him he had a package they had been unable to deliver. As he was expecting a parcel he went to the post office, wondering how Canada Post got his e-mail address. No package, instead he was told that such emails are common and if the attachment is opened, your computer will be infected with a virus .

CTV News has a story about the virus here.

A Canada Post spokesman said, “If you get this email delete it or call police — or both.” He added that criminals are taking advantage of the Christmas season when parcel volumes are at their heaviest.