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.
Emails purporting to be from various well-known airlines claim that you can view the travel itinerary for a supposed flight booking you made by opening an attached .zip file.
Email purporting to be from DHL Express claims that the company could not deliver your parcel because the delivery address could not be verified. The email urges you to open an attached .zip file to access and print a shipment label.
Emails claiming that your billing status is overdue urge you to open an attached “e-invoice” to review the outstanding balance.
Emails purporting to be from British Gas are entitled “Your summer gas & electricity bill” and contain links that supposedly allow you to view or pay your bill.