Email purporting to be from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) claims that you have received a secure message and should open an attached file to retrieve the message.
“Notice of Intended Prosecution” email purporting to be from Greater Manchester Police contains details of a supposed speeding violation. The email includes a link that supposedly allows you to check photographic evidence of the violation.
“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.
“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.
In the wake of the devastating Hurricane Matthew, Internet users are being warned to watch out for scam and malware messages related to the storm. Callous scammers are always quick to exploit natural disasters, and Hurricane Matthew is no exception.
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 the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), claims that you have requested a reprint of an ASIC correspondence and can click a link to retrieve a copy of the document.
Emails purporting to be from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) claim that a complaint has been filed against your business.
Email purporting to be from the Federal Court of Australia claims that ‘you’ve been subpoenaed’ and should click a link to get further information related to the case.
Email purporting to be from Australian energy provider AGL supposedly contains details of your monthly bill and claims that you can click to view bill details or get more information.