| 08.08,19. 05:01 PM |
Crime Stoppers NSW
⚠️ SCAM ALERT ⚠️
We’ve been advised of an SMS scam claiming to come from Australia Post.
The SMS claims that you have a package ‘detained in terminal’, and
asks for a payment to retrieve your package. This SMS has not come from
Australia Post and is a phishing scam. Please do not click any links or
make any payments.
Australia Post has been made aware of fraudulent text
messages that are circulating advising customers that they have a
"package detained in terminal" and prompting them to click on a link.
The text message asks you to click on a link that isn't related to
Australia Post. The links lead to various scam websites and should not
The scammers will direct you to pay for freight or shipping for a
package and ask for your banking information. Please do not provide your
banking information – this is how scammers can take money from your
Due to the way mobile phones combine conversations these scams can
appear in the same conversation view as legitimate Australia Post text
Please note that Australia Post will never email or text message you
asking you to click on a link to print out a receipt/label for parcel
collection/tracking or to access your package. Nor will Australia Post
ask you to send an email containing any personal or financial
information, including any form of ID, passwords, credit card details
and account information.
If you are in doubt about the authenticity of an email, text message or phone call, please delete immediately or hang up.
If you believe you have sent any personal information to a scam email
address or entered it into a scam website and are worried that your
identity may have been stolen, please call ID CARE on 1300 432 273 as
they provide free services to victims of identity theft.
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