Do NOT fall for this! Convincing ‘Australia Post’ scam doing the rounds

ARE you waiting for a package to arrive in the mail? If so, then you MUST read this!

Police have warned of a malicious email doing the rounds, claiming to be from Australia Post.

The email, complete with purchase details, is designed to trick the customer into believing they have missed the delivery of their package.


The scam email then instructs the recipient to click on a link in order to arrange collection.

(Source: Queensland Police Service)

DO NOT click the link – it contains malicious software which, when opened, will infect your computer.

The Queensland Police Service issued a public warning on Thursday.

Be aware that Australia Post will never:

  • Ask you to click on an email link to print off a label to redeem your package
  • Email or call you to ask for personal or financial information including password, credit card details or account information
  • Call or email you out of the blue to request payment

If you receive any suspicious emails:

  • Delete them immediately
  • Do not click on any links or attachments