FRAUD AWARENESS

Fraudulent Use of the DHL Brand

Attempts have been made to defraud Internet shoppers by the unauthorized use of the DHL name and brand via email communications and graphics which appear, on the surface, to have originated from DHL.

In most cases the communications concern the sale of consumer goods over the Internet where payment may be requested before the goods are delivered.

You should always keep in mind:

  • DHL does not transport cash (current legal tender), bank checks, or documents that are negotiable.
  • DHL is not involved in buy/sell money transactions between individuals or companies.
  • DHL does not act as an intermediary or a depository in the trade of second-hand goods.
  • DHL does not use buying/selling platforms to promote its shipments.
  • DHL always uses the mail domain "XXXX@dhl.com" in its communications.
  • DHL only charges for the expenses derived from official shipments made with DHL, not requesting at any time through a link the payment of any amount to make the delivery.
  • To open an account with DHL, the customer's bank and credit card details are never requested by e-mail, but only when the contract is signed.

This security notice does not affect the obligation of a consignee to pay shipping, customs, VAT or similar charges, where these are properly payable at the time of delivery.

DHL accepts no responsibility for any costs, charges or payments made which were improperly incurred as a result of fraudulent activity.

Websites

If you are in any doubt as to the integrity of a website that uses the DHL brand, please always access DHL websites via our global website.

Visit DHL Global Websitefor more information

 

DHL Fraud Awareness Guidelines

Thank you for joining our effort to combat online fraud. DHL goes to great lengths to protect our customers from fraud. If you suspect having received fraudulent emails, SMS or found a website or social media account that tries to pass off as DHL, we encourage you to let us know at your earliest convenience, so that we can quickly take actions to stop the fraud.

Please report all suspicious activity to our dedicated Anti-Abuse Mailbox at phishing-dpdhl@dhl.com following the below instructions.

We thoroughly investigate every report of suspected fraud, but generally, will not respond to personal inquiries. If you have questions regarding the status of a shipment or an invoice, please direct those to our customer support (link to appropriate channel).

  • Below are some indicators that can help you assess whether the received email is fraudulent.

    • Official DHL communication is always sent from @dhl.com, @dpdhl.com, @dhl.de, @dhl.fr or another country domain after @dhl.
    • We never use @gmail, @yahoo or other free email services to send emails.
    • We never link to a website other than our own starting with for example https://dhl.com/, https://dpdhl.com/, or a country/campaign website


    From a desktop computer: 

    • Drag & Drop the suspicious email into a new message and send it to phishing-dpdhl@dhl.com as attachment. To effectively shut down the fraudulent service, we need complete mail headers which are not included in a forwarded message.


    From a mobile device: 

    • Forward the message to us. If feasible, please always send the suspected email from a desktop as attachment including complete mail headers.
    • Report the message as spam within your mail app, so that your mail provider can take appropriate actions.
    • SMS Scams often include a shortened URL e.g. starting with https://bit.ly/ to obfuscate the final destination of the link.
    • The sender number is not visible, instead you find a generic name such as “Delivery”.
    • The phone number starts with a a country prefix outside of an expected territory (e.g. +235).

    Send a screenshot of the suspicious SMS to phishing-dpdhl@dhl.com, include the suspicious phone number in the message.

    • The account is lacking a sign of verification (e.g. there is no blue badge).
    • The account attempts to continue the communication over an encrypted channel such as Whatsapp or Telegram.
    • The account is only a couple of weeks old.
    • The account offers “free Visa”, “free flights” or to “double your investment”.
    • The account does not make use of an adequate profile picture (DP/DHL Logo) and background picture.
    1. Please report the social media account/post destination (URL) or phone number to phishing-dpdhl@dhl.com.
    2. If available, report the account/post directly to the social media channel as fraud.
  • If you receive unexpected messages alerting you over changes to your account, such as address changes or password reset notifications that were not triggered by yourself, it is possible that hackers are trying to take over your account.

    1. Login to your account and change the password
    2. If you lost access, please report this incidence via customer support (link to appropriate channel).