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Christmas Scam


With millions of parcel deliveries expected around the country, Australia Post is seeing widespread scam text (SMS) messages being sent to people, using their brand. 

These fake SMS messages may tell you that your parcel is being 'detained', 'you've missed a delivery' or there's an 'important update' to your delivery - and include a link to click on for more details. As scammers use technology that imitates a called ID, these scam texts can even appear i the same conversation thread as legitimate Australia Post conversation. 

By clicking on the links in a scam message, you are usually taken to a fake Australia Post website to enter your personal or financial details. Clicking on these links can also infect your device with malicious software (malware). Watch an informative video here.

Anyone can be targeted, whether you are waiting for an Australia Post delivery or not. Scammers cast their net wide, hoping to catch someone out who might be waiting for a parcel delivery this holiday season. 

To protect yourself from scam text messages or other fake messages that use Australia Post branding:

Australia Post will never SMS customers asking for personal or financial information or a payment. If you think you have received a scam report it to scams@auspost.com.au. If you have fallen victim to a scam and sent money or personal banking details, contact your bank immediately. 

The Money Edge | Bundaberg

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