The latest email scams are not new, but are increasingly becoming more sophisticated as the fraudsters prey on your curiosity to respond...
The emails appear to be genuine, and are all designed to get you to click on a link, with some asking you to provide sensitive personal information, or download documents that then install malicious viruses on your devices and smart phones.
Recent Email scams include:
- Fake AGL Bill Ransomware
- Facebook Phishing Scams
- Apple Store ‘Thank You For Your Order’ scam
- LinkedIn Email “Unread Inquiries”
- Netflix ‘Problem With Your Membership’
- PayPal “Verification Required”
If you receive one of these emails do not click on a link, download documents or reply.
Contact the providers directly by obtaining a contact number from an independent source, i.e. phone book, google search, etc.
If you find that you have been a victim of any of these scams and have provided personal information or banking details, contact us immediately.
You can also report the matter to your local police, Scamwatch or ACORN.
For further information on any of these or other scams please visit www.scamwatch.gov.au or www.staysmartonline.gov.au.