'DHL Express' Scam

'DHL Express' Scam Description

Security experts warn about a scheme consisting of messages claiming to be from the popular logistics company DHL. The fraudulent messages are being propagated by rogue websites, which users may encounter as a result of forced redirects caused by previously visited dubious pages or a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) hiding on their computers or devices. The deceptive messages feature the DHL name and branding and claim that users have a parcel that couldn't be delivered. It should be obvious but users must keep in mind that DHL has no connection to this scheme or its fake messages. 

When clicking on the 'More information' button, users will be told that their package was unable to be delivered, due to an unpaid fee of $2. To make the lure more enticing, the fraudsters claim that the package contains an iPad Pro 258GB. Users are then allowed to pick a preferred delivery method and other related options. Typically, deceptive tactics such as these ones are utilized as a part of a phishing scheme. The con artists try to lure users into providing sensitive information that is then scrapped and exploited. The targeted data may include users' names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, credit card numbers, etc. Similarly to the 'DHL Express' Scam, users are often told that they also must pay a bogus 'shipping' or 'administration' fee. 

It is important to exercise caution when dealing with these deceptive schemes. Some may be intricately crafted and involve different social-engineering tactics.