Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Scam warning: Beware of phishing emails from fake courier companies

It may look like a legitimate email from "DHL Express", but click on the attachment and a malicious code would be downloaded onto the recipient's device, infecting it with malware.

Reports of such phishing emails from fake logistics companies have been on the rise recently, the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) warned on Friday (Jun 23).

Phishing emails are becoming increasingly well-written and appear legitimate. Hence, users need to exercise caution.

It said that in most cases, the fake emails asked for payment to be made for products bought online, before the goods can be delivered.

"Please be advised that DHL does not request payment in this manner. DHL only collects money due for official DHL related shipping expenses," said the courier company.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/beware-of-phishing-emails-from-fake-courier-companies-singcert-8975302

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