Australia Post Release Scam Warning
Australia Post is warning customers to vigilant after the discovery of a scam that has been established to steal the credit card details of victims.
Sent from a compromised email address, the scam redirects the victim to a fraudulent Post Bill Pay website where they are requested to pay $1.81 to have a package delivery.
The scam includes a fake tracking reference number and warns customers their parcel will be returned to the sender if the fee isn’t paid within 48 hours.
Victims are asked to enter their full name credit card number and expiry date – entering these details will hand over information to cyber criminals.
Australia Post said “If you suspect you've given details to this fake website please contact your bank immediately to advise them so they can monitor for suspicious activity on your account and help you further.’’’
“Australia Post will never email asking you to click on a link to print out a receipt/label for parcel collection/tracking or to access your package. Nor will Australia Post ask you to send an email containing any personal or financial information, including any form of ID, passwords, credit card details and account information.”