DHL Hoax Email Continues To Hex Email Recipients
An outbreak of a fraudulent Email that purports to be sent on behalf of DHL is still hitting both individual and corporate inboxes pretty badly.
In the last four days, I’ve received at least 9 of these messages in an unfiltered Email box, so I’m pretty confident that this malicious Email has been making appearances in lots of other unfiltered inboxes as well.
As you can see in the provided image, there’s been a steady stream of these fraudulent messages being delivered in the last 48 hours or so, but they all started earlier this month.
This Email doesn’t mince words and uses the subject line “DHL Package delivery status” or a variation of this. The sender is reportedly ‘email@example.com‘
The entire text of the message reads:
Dear *name removed*,
with this message we notify you that shipment at your address, tracking ID #76055111, has FAILED due to an address discrepancy. To obtain your package please print out the attached form and contact DHL US support
Feel free to contact us with further questions.
If you would like to speak to a DHL Express Support Agent, please call the DHL Service Desk at 1-800-527-7298.
If you listen to the ‘instructions’ of the sender, you’re supposed to print off the attached .zip file – forcing you to click – in order to ‘obtain’ your package. In reality, clicking on this file will help the tricksters ‘obtain’ access to information stored on your computer or cause a computer virus, so be sure to immediately delete this message if you find it awaiting you.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this post helped you avoid any computer issues by alerting you to this ploy. Since this appears to be a heavy campaign aimed at Email users on all levels, I ask that you kindly share this with your friends and family at your favorite social network so they can avoid clicking on this message at all costs.
Thanks for helping to spread the word and have a spectacular Wednesday!
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