A new scam is disguising itself as an official communication from Australia Post.
Australia Post has warned customers of a new email scam. The scam is originating from email@example.com, which is not Australia Post’s real email address.
The scam states that a courier was unable to deliver a parcel, and advises you to follow a link to view and print information so that you can collect it from the post office. Australians lose over 1 billion dollars a year to online scams, and although the scam doesn’t appear to be asking for any money at the moment, opening a suspicious link or attachment from an unverified email is sure to get you a virus.
Australia Post has stated that this scam is very similar to one that circulated in November 2013, which asked customers to pay for a parcel being held. Australia Post has advised that you should delete any emails from “firstname.lastname@example.org”, and that if you have fallen victim to the scam, contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 1300 795 995 to report it to SCAMwatch.
For more information on how to protect yourself online click here.
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