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Post Office warns of holiday postage scam

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The USPS says it will never send an email regarding packages it cannot deliver. (Source: WBBH/NBC) The USPS says it will never send an email regarding packages it cannot deliver. (Source: WBBH/NBC)

FORT MYERS, FL (WBBH/NBC) - If you're planning on shipping holiday packages this season, beware.

Florida's Lee County Sheriff's Office wants to warn you about bogus emails claiming to be from the post office or other shipping companies.

Fraud specialist Beth Schell says the emails contain false information about a package that could not be delivered.

Here's the most important thing: the USPS says it will never send an email regarding packages it cannot deliver.

How to tell it's not real?

"Some of the grammar and the spelling was incorrect. On the top it said "USPS." But inside the label they forgot one of the 'S's," explained Schell.

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