The Anonymous Widower

Why I Will Never Use DPD

I keep getting messages from DPD say they have missed me. I’ve had about six.

I know they are scams as the sending e-mail is xxxx.xxxx@hotmail.it. I have the real address.

So I thought I should report this idiot, to DPD, as perhaps it might help find the scammer, so he can be arrested.

But there is no information on their web site, let alone a place to report them.

I don’t deal with companies who don’t look after their customers.

I reported the message to report@phishing.gov.uk.

March 18, 2021 - Posted by | Computing | , ,

5 Comments »

  1. In all fairness, pretty difficult for DPD to do anything about it. If it’s an .it email that would suggest the scammer is abroad (I would guess India, with a VPN, unfortunately this is most common) so virtually no chance of him ever being caught/arrested. But remain alert and continue to forward suspicious emails and texts. The best way to tackle scams is to make more people aware and getting email and phone providers to block these messages.

    Comment by JM | March 18, 2021 | Reply

  2. I suggest looking up Jim Browning on YouTube. Does some amazing work tracking down phone scammers. Unfortunately even when he has clear evidence on camera of these scam calls being made, and copies of the spreadsheets showing victims money coming in, the police very very rarely get involved.

    Comment by JM | March 18, 2021 | Reply

  3. I know the banks & building societies often had a mailbox — abuse@xxxxxxxx.com where you could forward these phishing emails. It have them a chance to see what was out there so they could advise their clients on what to watch out for. You always try that with DPD you never know. Personally I just delete crap like that.

    Comment by MauriceGReed | March 18, 2021 | Reply

  4. DPD is not very compendent in delivering packages to Ireland. I have lost five and it was so bad the I have been using a forwading agent for the last ywo years. Now it is compilicated by Brexit and Amazon will not remove VAT for Irish deliveries. I now have to pay UK VAT and Irish duties and VAT which has reduved my use of Amazon.

    Comment by Ben Oldfield | March 19, 2021 | Reply

    • I rarely buy anything over the Internet, that needs to be delivered to my house.

      I sometimes buy clothes, but it’s easier to get them delivered to a small Sainsbury’s local, which is 100 metres from my house.

      As I live alone, I’ve also totally given up on food deliveries, as it’s easier to get a taxi home, if I’ve too much to carry.

      Internet shopping for anything you can carry back from the shop is madness and generates carbon dioxide emissions and pollution.

      Comment by AnonW | March 19, 2021 | Reply


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