Post # 1
I’m so pissed at myself. I got an email this morning from DHL- the shipping company. Well, I am expecting 4 packages to be shipped at the moment so this wasn’t anything unusual to me…except that in MD DHL trucks aren’t all that common. I opened the email to see what had shipped with them and before I knew it, my browser shut down and my security software started going bonkers saying I was now infected with 31 viruses. Fantastic. I bought a $60 fix and am pissed at myself. It’s too easy for criminals now a days.
Just a PSA: Don’t open it! I should have known because you get shipment notification e-mails through the company you ordered with, not the actual delivery service.
Post # 3
Sorry to hear that – I actually get those almost every day, from UPS, DHL, etc. They go right to my spam folder automatically. But one thing I did notice is that they have a ton of emails in the “To” field, so that’s one way to tell it’s a scam.
Post # 4
Thanks for the heads up! Sorry that happened to you 🙁
Post # 5
I get at least 5-6 daily (in my spam folder) supposedly from usps, ups, fedex, dhl too. I’m glad they go straight to spam!
Post # 6
Oh my gosh! That is crazy that I’ve never heard of it before. Thanks for the heads up that other carriers “send” them as well.
Post # 7
@firsttimemom: i swear i got this email! not expecting anything from DHL i deleted!
OMG how terrible! im so sorry!
Post # 8
@totheislnds: You got it today? Or a while ago?
Post # 9
There is a virus being sent around from the recent hack (the one that is in the news) that actually has a popup that looks like Microsoft that tells you it will fix the problem, but requires you to purchase the fix. I would make realllllly sure that you didn’t just accidentally give the bad guys your credit card info AND $60 (plus whatever else they use your CC info for!!)
Post # 10
I got this email a few days ago.. also was in my junk folder. It was from [email protected],, looked suspicious. I never open anything that has an attachment (from anyone!!) unless I am expecting it.
Post # 11
Oh thats no good im sorry to hear that!! Dont be to mad at yourself I now for sure i am someone who would have done the same thing lol
Post # 12
Thanks for the tip, but so sorry you have to deal with it.