Beware an email with the subject of “DHL Shipment Notification”: 1860915879 or another number, pretending to come from DHL Customer Support <, which was received by a resident in the Algarve today.

It states that “as DHL were unable to deliver to your home you should download the attached receipt and take it to your local post office who have the parcel for collection.

Scammers use email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment. Although the email headers appear to show DHL as the actual sender, it is unlikely that DHL itself has been compromised. It has been confirmed the references to DHL in the headers were instead “spoofed”. The servers mentioned were decommissioned some time ago and are no longer in use.