If you have noticed a suspicious-looking email claiming to be from Australia Post in your inbox, then you may be the recipient of the latest wave of fraudulent email.
Australia Post has published a warning on their website explaining how to identify the fraudulent email, which is summarised this way:
- An email with the title 'Receive Free Gift' - this email contains a link to a bogus website where they are asked to update personal information in an attempt to steal the user’s information. Also known as a phishing website.
- An email with the title 'Track Advice Notification: Consignment XXXXXXXXX' - this email may contain a PDF file which is possibly infected by a virus (standard Australia Post tracking notifications do not contain an attachment)
Australia Post has advised that you should not attempt to open any of the emails that meet the above criteria and delete them straight away.
It's one of many cases of fraudulent email using the name of well-known organisations in Australia. Just last week, we reported on a spam campaign posing as a communication from Westpac.