Sounds very tempting, does not it? And we all buy stuff online regularly, and Post Office being in a state it is, no one is surprised that the delivery is by some private company.


So, a very innocent and plausible conversation opener. Now, this company is very diligent - they promise to deliver between 2 and 5 sharp, only they've had a problem in the past where

the recipient was away, and the courier is in the hurry, of course. You say - no problem, leave it with the receptionist.


All very reasonable so far. The next step that gives them away, though, is insisting that their software, or database, or procedures demand a specific name of a proxy you want to receive the parcel in your absence. Complete with your colleague's job title and direct phone line. Better yet - name two proxies.


May be just dirty tactics from some head-hunters, or maybe it's a first step in a sophisticated attack on your organisation. Whatever it is, don't be tempted by the promise of that parcel you didn't really expect.