South Bend Police Department Press Release

Monday, June 22, 2009

 

Don't Fall for the Latest Email Scam

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Apparently, someone has gone to the DHL Worldwide Delivery web site, stolen a few graphics and constructed an email that advises the recipient that they have a package containing $250,000.00 in U.S. currency awaiting delivery to them. All it takes is $150.00 for shipping and the persons address and telephone number. Most of these scams are from offshore sources and contain spelling and/or grammatical mistakes. It seems that common sense would dictate that no one is going to fall for such a thing, however they would not be doing this if it did not meet with at least a small degree of success.

Although this particular incarnation has chosen DHL as the pretext, there are several variations of this fraud. For whatever reason, the past month has generated a high number of complaints. We are aware of the volume of persons receiving this inquiry and most importantly, ask the public to discard these type of emails. Do not answer them and under no circumstances should one click any hyperlink or buttons. Simply delete the message immediately.





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