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Watch out - scammers are impersonating DHL and DPD this Black Friday

12 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Fake text messages impersonating well-known delivery companies have risen rapidly in recent weeks, with scammers expected to take full advantage of the upcoming Black Friday retail spree. Cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has reported a significant recent surge in SMS scams - known as ‘smishing' - that pretend to be from legitimate delivery companies, particularly DHL and DPD. In Q4 of 2020, Proofpoint found fraudulent courier messages accounted for 16% of all smishing scams, whereas in the same period for 2021 they accounted for 56%. Overall, UK smishing attacks increased by 105% in just one...
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