Sallyh

Hoax DHL Email

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    Just thought it might be useful (and save you from making a mistake!!) to share that there's a hoax DHL email doing the rounds. We rang DHL to check before we opened the attachment (which claims to be an address label required for pick up!) because the attachment is a .exe file.

     

    There's a recorded message on DHL's telephone system saying the email is a hoax.

     

    We've deleted it so I can't put the text in here, but basically it says they can't deliver a parcel that was incorrectly addressed, and tells you to print off a label to go and collect the item. It doesn't really make sense anyway, but the email *looks* passable, has a DHL domain name address and uses their logo.

     

    Only slightly more confused than normal because there are certain things that it is possible might come to us via courier etc, so we looked at it more closely than we would have.

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    Guest MrsHills

    Also theres one going round re an Adobe update - if they ask for details (name credit card etc) check with Adobe direct, if it a 'real' email it will just say click to update and thats thats!

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    Guest tinkham_lee

    There is a similar email from UPS going around too.

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    Just thought it might be useful (and save you from making a mistake!!) to share that there's a hoax DHL email doing the rounds. We rang DHL to check before we opened the attachment (which claims to be an address label required for pick up!) because the attachment is a .exe file.

     

    There's a recorded message on DHL's telephone system saying the email is a hoax.

     

    We've deleted it so I can't put the text in here, but basically it says they can't deliver a parcel that was incorrectly addressed, and tells you to print off a label to go and collect the item. It doesn't really make sense anyway, but the email *looks* passable, has a DHL domain name address and uses their logo.

     

    Only slightly more confused than normal because there are certain things that it is possible might come to us via courier etc, so we looked at it more closely than we would have.

     

     

    The DHL virus email has being round for ages, my brother got caught out about 2 years ago with it because he was expecting a delivery so clicked on it and it loaded a virus on his computer and he had to reformat his computer to clear it.

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