Aus Post warns customers not to open scam email

Email sent from info@aust-post.com, infor@aus-post.info, info@aus-post.biz, info@auspost.biz, info@aust-post.net, or info@aut-post.com

Australia Post has warned customers not to open a scam email that claims a courier could not deliver a parcel to their address.

The email uses six address variations including:

  • info@aust-post.com
  • infor@aus-post.info
  • info@aus-post.biz
  • info@auspost.biz
  • info@aust-post.net
  • info@aut-post.com

According to Australia Post, the email asks the customer to view/print information about their parcel and to go to their local post office to collect it.

“Australia Post does not request customers to send payment for parcel collection nor do we charge customers for holding a parcel,” said a spokesperson. “If you receive this email, please delete it.”

The spokesperson added that the scam is similar to one that targeted customers in February 2014. That email asked customers to send money before they could print parcel labels.

“If you have fallen victim to the scam, please call the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [ACCC] on 1300 795 995 to report the matter to SCAMwatch,” the spokesperson added.

Customers can also visit Australia Post’s scam alerts page.

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