Inboxes are again being hit by malicious emails purporting to be package notifications from delivery company DHL.
The emails claim that there was a problem with the delivery of your package because your shipping address contains a mistake. The emails, which include the DHL logo, urge you to click a link to access a form which will supposedly allow you to rectify the addressing error.
However, DHL is not sending these emails and they have no connection to the company. They are designed to trick you into downloading malware to your computer. The link in the emails opens a website that contains the malware.
In fact, this version is just one in a long series of scam emails that have masqueraded as DHL package delivery notifications. The names of several other well-known delivery companies including FedEx and TNT have been used in similar malware attacks.
A screenshot of the malware email:
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!