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This is how cybercriminals try to rip off online shoppers

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New Fake DHL scam

This is how cybercriminals try to rip off online shoppers

Just enter the address and pay a few francs so that the order can be redelivered. But then the trap snaps shut. The latest scam: scammers working with fake DHL sites. The federal government is aware of several cases.

Published: 01/31/2023 at 00:15


Updated: 9:11 am

package ordered? The cyber criminals work with fake DHL profiles.


Benno TuchschmidCo-Head of Society

What a bargain! Pretty sneakers for 91.96 francs instead of 114.95 – ordered directly from the Swiss subsidiary of a German sports brand. Tom Hächler* was satisfied.

A few days after placing the order – and shortly after he had received an email that his shoes were on their way to him – Hächler received an SMS. Sender “DHL-Track”: “We could not deliver your package today. Please visit to update your delivery information.»

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