“Infringement Notice” email claims that you have received a fine for negligent driving and should click a link to view photo proof of the incident.
Email purporting to be from “ISP Support” claims that your ISP has received spam mailouts from your address recently and urges you to open an attached file to view a log of the supposed spam messages.
Message being distributed via WhatsApp invites you to click a link to download WhatsApp video calling.
“Confidential” email claims that you have received a new secure document and should open a Microsoft Word attachment to read it. The message notes that, because the document is encrypted, you will need to use the “enable editing” option to decode it.
Email purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) claims that you can click a link to download your next online activity statement.
“Tracking update” emails purporting to be from Australia Post claim that your delivery is on its way. The emails claim that the supposed deliveries are from various well-known stores such as The Good Guys and Officeworks. The messages invite you to click a button to track your delivery.
Emails purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) claim that you have the right to obtain a refund or reimbursement and should therefore click a link to download more information.
Email purporting to be from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) warns that there has been a “hacker rush against customers of different banks”. It recommends that you click a link to read a set of security standards for online banking prepared by RBA analysts.
Rather threatening email claims to be the third and last billing notification for a service and warns that the service will be discontinued in the next 48 hours if you do not take this last chance to settle a past due invoice by opening an attached Microsoft Word document.
Email claims that staff members were sent the wrong paychecks by mistake and suggest that you open an attached file to retrieve your correct check.