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

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.

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