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    IF ANYONE ELSE HAS HAD AN EMAIL FROM DHL...

    stating that they couldn't deliver a parcel but they have attached a label for you to print out to pick up your item - DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT IT A VIRUS.

    FROM DHL WEBSITE
    A message to our customers about a spam message and new virus
    Please be advised that if you received an email suggesting that DHL is attempting to deliver a package, requesting that you open the email attachment in order to affect delivery, this email is fraudulent, the attachment is a computer virus, and the package does not exist.

    Please do not open the attachment. This virus does not originate from DHL. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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    Original Poster

    i've had three this week and this one today i was just about to open when i thought no i'll check dhl website first, phew am i glad i did

    Maybe I'm speaking with the wisdom of age, but emails like this should always set alarm bells ringing - there shouldn't be people saying "Gosh! I nearly opened that attachment".

    If anyone gets an email from anywhere that they weren't expecting, with an attachment that the email says has to be opened or downloaded, then 99.9999999% of the time it's a spam email with a virus.

    Stop and ask yourself "Did I order something from this company? Did I send a package via this company? Am I expecting anything to be sent via this company?"

    But the most important question to ask is "Why on earth would a company contact me out of the blue & tell me to download something to my PC in order to effect delivery???"

    Similarly, if an email purports to be from ebay/paypal/your bank & asks you to follow a link provided in the email to reactivate/confirm/reset your account details then 100% of the time it's a spam email.

    Similar going the rounds from UPS.

    As suggested, don't ever open a link from any email that you are not expecting.

    I got a UPS one too, last night.......opened it tho:oops:
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