Phishing

What is Phishing?

Phishing is where cybercriminals "fish" for your usernames, passwords, parcel, bank or financial information.

You will receive an email with a notification, alert or request for information from a site similar to that of DPD. Cybercriminals often force a sense of urgency to make you click on the links provided and when you enter your details they are immediately passed to the fraudster.

Sometimes you are asked to download software or install a file, often under the pretence of creating or changing a label. This file can infect your computer with a virus, malware or ransomware and put your files and data at risk.

How can I identify a phishing email?

A fake email can be identified by the following characteristics:

  • Poor language - look out for badly written sentences with spelling and grammatical errors
  • Lack of a personal salutation - you will be addressed as 'Dear Customer' or 'Dear Sir/Madam'
  • A vague email address - the email address will often be different to the service you are using
  • Link or button - links or buttons in emails that urge you to click on them

What does DPD do about phishing?

Unfortunately we cannot prevent cybercriminals from targeting you in this way. We use industry-leading tools and services to detect, prevent and deter these attacks, and updates and alerts will be sent to customers or available from this page.

What can you do against phishing?

Check the email address the message has come from is a valid address. Often this is forged and looks different from a dpd.co.uk, dpdlocal.co.uk or dpdgroup.co.uk address. Check to make sure the links are to the site you're expecting to see.

To help protect yourself online, use your usual search engine to find information from cyberaware.gov.uk and getsafeonline.org.

I think I have been a victim of phishing - what do I do?

If you believe you have been a victim of online fraud you can report it on the Action Fraud website, use your usual search engine to find actionfraud.police.uk.