Someone tried to scam me to day.
I received a message on my phone. Message was representing something called DHL. Message said there is duty charges to the items I have purchased, and that I have to pay for before delivery can be made. It is because of the covid-19 pandemic that delivery people cannot accept/process payment at the door. I was given a link and a phone number to make my payment. The convincing part is that I did purchase 3 items from Banggood and waiting for delivery.
Ha! I am not a self-proclaimed "stable genius" nor a "perfect person", but I am not that stupid.
I deleted the message.
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.
Please be advised that DHL does not request payment in this manner. DHL only collects money due for official DHL related shipping expenses.
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It's not only DHL I get about 6 a day , just make sure you never open a message your not sure off , never click on a link as this can download a key logger on the tablet or PC , what this does is logs all the strokes you make on your key board and sends the info back to the scammers , there some lovely people that fight back for us this guy is one of the best