Last week I received THIS email in my email client.
Our company’s courier couldn’t deliver your parcel.
Reason deny\An error at postal code.
LOCATION OF YOUR PARCEL:Indianapolis
DELIVERY STATUS: sort order
SERVICE: One-day Shipping
NUMBER OF YOUR ITEM:U962422887NU
The label of your parcel is enclosed to the letter.
You should print the label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.
If the parcel isn’t received within 30 working days our company will have the right to claim compensation from you for it’s keeping in the amount of $6.14 for each day of keeping over limited time.
You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.
Thank you for your attention.
USPS Global Services.
WOW! It looked so real! And the part I really couldn’t figure out? No Link! A Spam, or a Phishing email, usually has a link in there to trick you into giving up some personal info. So I sent it to a private contact I have at the USPS in DC and he just replied yesterday that Yep, it’s a scam!
I still can’t figure out the point? There was nothing to click! So, please spread the word that these emails are NOT real and if you have any idea for the point of this excercies, I’d love to hear about it!
Great question! Back in 1997 I discovered the phenomenon of TY Beanie Babies and began buying them on this new site I’d found, eBay.
First I bought them on eBay and other websites and sold them at local boutiques. Later I also sold them on eBay. And through eBay I learned to have a business.
I then used eBay off and on for the next 12+ years. I’ve been just a buyer at times. I took ‘vacations’ as my life moved from one stage to another and I’ve even had a fulltime business on eBay as a Gold Level Powerseller, doing over $10,000 a month in sales.
EBay has been very good to me and will always have a special place in my heart. In fact, in 2009 at the eBay Radio Party I was interviewed for an ‘I Am eBay’ video contest and won. It was a fun video!
Since my days at eBay, I’ve expanded, contracted and continued growing in so many directions!
I’ve sold on many different online platforms and am a true convert to Multi-Channel selling, or as my mother used to put it, ‘Not putting all your eggs in one basket.’
So here’s to growth, education and moving forward in your business!