Fake Parcel E-mail Doing the Rounds in Southend
A malicious parcel e-mail campaign is circulating online at Southend (UK) that's spreading certain phishing e-mail to victims by posing as a message from DHL, mentioning about one wrongly-delivered package, published Echo on December 21, 2011.
As per a spokesman of DHL, the company knows about these fake electronic mails whose sender's address is <firstname.lastname@example.org> and a caption: "YOUR RETURNED PARCEL".
Informing on behalf of the courier company, the e-mail tells the recipient that DHL returned the package, with its inheritance interest accrued from his ATM Card, to the area office of its bank following non-delivery for 8 days since the address given was incorrect. The present package contains a sealed computerized scan code: 9150-0268-3733-1000-0001-14 and serial number: XX23709153CDSL intended for his residence, however, the address was incorrectly given, the e-mail adds.
Furthermore, there are also solicitations for the recipient's name, age, and address, along with ID's scanned duplicate, and mobile phone-number.
A subsequent e-mail urges the user to reply back for knowing the method of getting the package while providing his name as well as present address so that the package can be formally re-posted based on his compliance and permission.
The e-mail continues that the user will likely get the return package in a parcel that Mrs. E. Davis, accounting officer of DHL would dispatch in the form of a Compensation interest in accrued inheritance within some days of his meeting the requirements mentioned. The parcel consists of an ATM card whose accrued interest is USD2m that'll be his Compensation grant, the e-mail informs.
Remarking about the new scam, specialists stated that DHL's name was frequently used in the scam electronic mail. Even in one year it had occurred on several occasions. During May 2011, a phishing e-mail referring to DHL Express Delivery containing information and an attachment ensnared recipients. However, incase the attachment was carefully studied, users would've found that it was one .exe file, hence software rather than a document.
Consequently, the specialists advised users getting the fraudulent e-mail to shun viewing the attachment since there was a virus in it that could damage their computers. Echo published this.
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