Received a couple of e-mails with the following text:


FROM:   [email protected]
SUBJECT:  DHL Office. You need to get a parcel NR.xxxx

Dear customer!

The courier service was not able to deliver your parcel at your address.
Cause: Mistake in address
You may pickup the parcel at our post office personally.
The delivery advice is attached to this e-mail.
Print this label to get this package at our post office.
Please do not reply to this e-mail, it is an unmonitored mailbox!
Thank you,
DHL Services.


  1. DHL will usually leave the package at your doorstep unless special instructions were provided or the package is insured (valuable).
  2. If they can’t deliver, they leave a slip of paper at your door, as does UPS, FedEx and the postal service.
  3. If someone flubbed the mailing address, and DHL can’t make sense of it, DHL will send it back to the point of origin (where it was mailed from).
  4. If the address was mistaken and truely was from DHL, how could DHL possibly look me up by a mistaken address and get the right e-mail address, even if they DID have my e-mail (they don’t).
  5. The e-mail address it was sent to is never used as an e-mail address, it is used as a ‘throwaway’ address so that spam sent to it goes in round-file 13 (trashcan).
  6. Given the above, this can’t possibly have come from DHL.
  7. A file is attached named “”.  If it is supposed to be ‘delivery advice’–why is the file named ‘Facebook Password’?   The least these so-called hackers could have done is pay attention and got the lies straight.


If you get an e-mail similar to this, don’t open the attachment, delete it unread.