With the festive season fast approaching, it seems scammers are already trying to take advantage of innocent shoppers.
Australia Post and Scamwatch have taken to social media to issue a warning about a convincing scam currently doing the rounds in the lead up to the holidays.
The scam text message, claiming to be from Australia Post, is designed to trick the customer into believing their package has been detained.
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They’re then asked to click on a link which takes them to a fake Australia Post page which asks them to pay a fee to release their parcel.
“We’ve been made aware of fraudulent text messages circulating, asking our customers to click on unsafe links,” Australia Post said.
“We will never send an email or SMS asking you to click on a link to print out a receipt/label for parcel collection, track or access your package.
“We’ll also never ask you for any personal or financial information.”
The below video will show you how to spot an Australia Post themed scam, and what to do if you receive one.