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The Malicious and Fake DHL Email Messages
Subject: Your parcels arrived at our post office (Shipment # 140)
From: Customer Services (info@services-dhl .cn)
Sent: Sun 1/31/16 3:35 PM
One of our client had posted a parcel in favour of your company, this shipment had arrived at our post-office now and our courier department was unable to deliver shipment to your company's assigned address due to technical issues.
To receive this shipment, we request you print-out mailing information attached and contact nearest DHL office to you for release of items.
Thank you for using DHL Service.
From: DHL Customer Service (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Tue 1/19/16 5:10 PM
Attachments: DOCUMENT.rar (1194.8 KB)
Attached is your Shipping documents/Balance Invoice and copy of DHL receipt for your tracking. Please confirm accordingly if your address is correct, before we submit to our outlet office for dispatch to your destination.
China Loos-veldt Customer's care
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