We’ve received the following scam alert from West Yorkshire Trading Standards:
It has been brought to the attention of officers at West Yorkshire Trading Standards, that scam emails are being sent to members of the public, claiming to be from DHL and FEDEX Global.
The emails are sent to “notify” the recipient that a parcel, intended for them, cannot be delivered as their postal code has been recorded by the sender incorrectly. These emails do not request financial or personal information, but ask the recipient to open an attachment, releasing a virus which is then downloaded on to the recipient’s computer.
Senders claim to be acting “on behalf” of DHL and FEDEX, but do not have a corporate email address, the majority being sent from yahoo.com or yahoo.co.uk.
Have you received a suspicious email? Let us know.
Free SAFER workshops and Financial Fitness sessions are being delivered across South Leeds raising awareness of common scams and fraud, doorstep crime, illegal money lending, high cost borrowing and money matters. To get involved contact us:
SAFER: Carrie Wilson Community Project Officer (SAFER Project) email@example.com 0113 393 9809
Financial Fitness: Dawn Mason Financial Capability Project Officer (Financial Fitness Project) firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 393 9819