Online users, beware of fake "DHL Shipment Notification" emails like the one below. The fake emails have links that go to fake DHL websites once they have clicked. If visitors to the fake website attempt to sign into the fake DHL website with their account credentials, they will be redirected to legitimate DHL website at www.dhl.com and their account credentials sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam.
Once the cybercriminals receive the stolen credentials, they will gain illegal access to their potential victims' accounts, hijack the accounts and use them fraudulently.
A "DHL Shipment Notification" Phishing Scam
Subject: Shipment Notification
Attached is the Shipping documents and BL as assigned to deliver to you.
kindly confirm if the address is Correct.
Original copy of Bill of Lading and other relevant documents for clearing of consignment in your port.
Notification for shipment event group "Clearance event" for March 06.
AWB Number: 9079XXXXX.
Estimated Delivery Date: 2019-XX-XX.
Cust. Ref: 530XXXXX.
Ship From: DHL Cargo Supplies Ltd.
Kindly Find Document:
DHL SHIPPING DOCUMENT.DOC
The link in this fake email goes to this website fake website: mputsugroup.org.
DHL customers who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their password and check their accounts for any discrepancies. They should also report it to DHL.