Australia Post email scam

A new scam is disguising itself as an official communication from Australia Post.

Australia Post email scam

Australia Post has warned customers of a new email scam. The scam is originating from info@aust-post.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 “info@aust-post.com”, 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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    particolor
    20th Mar 2014
    7:46am
    You mean I wont be able to collect the Calamari Rings and Chips I ordered from Manus Island ??
    Blossom
    23rd Mar 2014
    8:58pm
    Good that you have a sense of humour, be it a bit warped maybe.
    Blossom
    23rd Mar 2014
    9:02pm
    I got one supposedly from a company called Fedex. I have seen trucks about with their name on it but that is all. As I was expecting a parcel and didn't know which courier was being used I attempted to print off an interim trace docket. Immediately a message popped up on my screen - a warning that it was dangerous to proceed on my computer. I immediately deleted the item then cleared my "Deleted" box too.
    Blossom
    23rd Mar 2014
    9:05pm
    I forgot to mention that I discovered that the email had been sent a week after the parcel had supposedly not been able to be delivered as nobody was home.
    Interesting - there was nobody home that day either.
    particolor
    23rd Mar 2014
    9:57pm
    3 days to get a reply ?? I might complain to the ACCC about this ??..


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