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Malware in scam email from ‘PostNL’

11 June 2018

Scammers are once again spamming people with messages purporting to come from PostNL. The emails inform recipients that a parcel is on its way. They can follow their registered parcel on a ‘Track & Trace’ App, which can be downloaded by clicking on a big fat orange button. Don’t! If you click on this link, you run the risk of having your machine infected with malicious software.

Here’s an example of this email:

Our advice
Bin the email if you know you haven’t ordered any parcel. And if you have, please remember that you never have to download anything to be able to follow your parcel. This can simply be done by entering the code you’ve received by email on the PostNL website. PostNL stresses that it never sends out any emails asking people to download a file or app.