Deutsch Post scam
Thread poster: David Wright

David Wright  Identity Verified
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Oct 1, 2012

Yet another scam:

"Lieber Kunde,

Es ist unserem Boten leider misslungen einen Postsendung an Ihre Adresse zuzustellen.
Grund: Ein Fehler in der Leiferanschrift.
Sie konnen Ihre Postsendung in unserer Postabteilung personlich kriegen.
Anbei finden Sie einen Postetikett.
Sie sollen dieses Postetikett drucken lassen, um Ihre Postsendung in der Postabteilung empfangen zu konnen.

Vielen Dank!
Deutsche Post AG. "

I doubt that DP would use the word "kriegen" plus a few other oddities in the text. I guess most people will not fall for this, but just in case ...

EDIT: I tried to post this under scams but it seems to have arrived here automatically (with no copy under "scams".

[Edited at 2012-10-01 12:29 GMT]


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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So where's the scam? Oct 1, 2012

As you say, David, very obviously not kosher — but where's the actual scam? Is it perhaps a fake link that will take you to somewhere that is going to infect your computer with a Trojan horse, worm, virus, etc.? Have you tried hovering the mouse over that download link (without clicking!) to see what the ACTUAL link behind it is?

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David Wright  Identity Verified
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@ Tony M Oct 1, 2012

Actually it comes with a zip file that you are asked to open to print out a label - and I am more than pretty certain taht that will contain some virus or other undesirable element. Perhaps scam isn't the right word, but it is still a dodgy mail.

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Rolf Kern  Identity Verified
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Scam Oct 1, 2012

Das muss ja ein Scam sein. Denn solche Dinge von der Post kommen sicher nicht über eine E-Mail-Adresse, welche ja überhaupt nichts mit einer Postsendung zu tun hat
Gruß
Rolf Kern


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Please kindly use English Oct 1, 2012

Thank you!

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David Wright  Identity Verified
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@ natalie Oct 2, 2012

The scam mail came in german - I can't see much point translating it into English. It is probably only addressed to recipients in german speaking countries. Is there a separate topic section for scams in other languages?

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Heike Behl, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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Obvious scam Oct 2, 2012

They know about an undeliverable delivery, but they don't know your name.

I'd hope that not most people would fall for it. If yes, most of them wouldn't deserve any better.


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David Wright  Identity Verified
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@ heike Oct 2, 2012

that is true, but it might depend on how well they know German.

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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"Kriegen"? Oct 2, 2012

Indeed, if the Post used "kriegen" in reality... Germany would be doomed.

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David Wright  Identity Verified
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@ Tomas Oct 2, 2012

Indeed! Let us be grateful that scammers generally seem not to have acquired the language skills of the person they are claiming to be!

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Jens-Henrik Holm Hansen
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@ David Oct 2, 2012

I think you are absolutely right that we should be thankful that the people trying to pull the scam are lacking language skills - if we face it, if they had the language skills it wouldn't be that hard to "trick" people into downloading the file without thinking further about it.

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Natalie  Identity Verified
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English vs German Oct 2, 2012

David Wright wrote:

The scam mail came in german - I can't see much point translating it into English. It is probably only addressed to recipients in german speaking countries. Is there a separate topic section for scams in other languages?


David,

I also don't see any point in translating scam into English. My request is addressed to Rolf Kern whose post is in German while the working language in this forum is English. In case there is a need to discuss in German this may be done in the German forum.

Best,
Natalia


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