Crime Stoppers NSW · ⚠️ SCAM ALERT ⚠️

| 08.08,19. 05:01 PM |

Crime Stoppers NSW


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.

SMS appearing to be from  AusPost stating "Package detained in terminal:"
Landing page with Australia Post logo but url is and page content "Package detained in terminal - Payment of freight is missing : $1
Sender: Dick Smith
Description: Phone won in competition
The package will be shipped immediately upon payment of freight."
and a Pay freight button
Landing page with Australia Post logo but url is and page content "Your package is ready to be shipped! Your remaining postage cost is $1, this payment must be completed within 24 hours."
Button "Complete $1 shipping payment now"

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 be trusted.

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 accounts.

Due to the way mobile phones combine conversations these scams can appear in the same conversation view as legitimate Australia Post text messages.

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.

Crime Stoppers NSW/
Australia Post

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