Australia Post text message scam

Australia Post has issued a warning over a realistic text messaging scam targeting their customers.

The text message, which comes from a sender named “AusPost”, says: “The results are in, and your address has been drawn!”

Victims said the link leads to malware, which locks your device and demands a fee to unlock it.

Here is an example of the text message scam:

Australia Post is warning its customers via Facebook that “fraudulent SMSs are circulating advising customers that their address has been drawn”.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and police agreed Christmas time is a peak period for scammers not only targeting those receiving gifts and deliveries, but those who shop regularly online.

Australia Post insists it never asks for or gives out personal information.

A good website to refer to for scams is Scamwatch.

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