With more and more people ordering online due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seems heartless scammers are already trying to take advantage of innocent shoppers.
Australia Post has taken to social media to issue a warning about a convincing scam currently doing the rounds.
“We’ve been made aware of an Email Scam claiming to have come from Australia Post,” the company said.
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“The email claims that your parcel was unable to be delivered and overweight, and asks for a payment to retrieve your package.
“This email has not come from us and is a phishing scam. Please do not click any links or make any payments.
Australia Post has reassured customers that they will never email or send a text message asking for personal information, financial information or a payment.
“If you are in doubt about the authenticity of an email, text message or phone call, please delete immediately or hang up.”