“Your order will be delivered by DHL. Track it!” Watch Out for these DHL Shipping Scams
Waiting for packages? As people increasingly rely on online shopping, it is common to be expecting notifications from delivery companies. Unfortunately, scammers impersonate famous brands like DHL and send you malicious text messages or emails. Within, they try to make you believe that you have to track your package delivery status, schedule for redelivery, or solve some technical issue via a link they provide.
DHL SMS Phishing
The links in the text messages take you to a fake DHL parcel tracking page where scammers can record all data you enter. What for? Identity thefts, and stealing your money…
- dhl : we have issues with your shipping address, visit <URL> as soon as possible to process the redelivery.
- Your DHL parcel is out FOR delivery today. Track or divert your parcel here:
- Your package with DHL (ePacket) is now in transit.
DHL Email Scam
Besides text messages, scammers also contact you via email. They may pose as DHL and instruct youto download files or click on links to see the delivery details.
The attachment or link in the email will likely be malicious. Once you click, you will be directed to a fake login page and asked to enter personal information, such as name, home address, phone number, login credentials etc. — or your device will be infected with malware.
How to Protect Yourself
- Go to the DHL website directly for help, to check delivery details and make sure the issues are legitimate.
- Don’t yield to text messages or emails that urge you to make hurried decisions.
- Install Trend Micro Check for free for bulletproof on-the-go protection against scams. It detects and blocks dangerous websites automatically:
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