Police are asking the public to be aware of fake parcel delivery scams this Christmas, with emails pretending to be from Australia Post or FedEx being sent to deceive individuals into believing they have an ‘undeliverable package’.
These emails may include your name and address and legitimate-looking company information, complete with fake logos.
The email may threaten to charge you a fee for holding your ‘undelivered item’, and will ask you to open an attachment, click a link or download a file to retrieve your parcel.
If you follow these instructions, you will likely download a ransomware virus that locks your computer.
To unlock your computer, scammers demand payment, even if you pay the fee, there is no guarantee that you will ever be able to access your computer again.
If you receive an email about an undeliverable package – delete it straight away.
For more information go to www.scamwatch.gov.au
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