Possible Australia Post Scam Email

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I have just received this email supposedly from Australia Post.

Is ity a scam?

australian-Post <accounts.pmuf[AT]agreenwritic.org.uk>
to me
65.49.71.102

Origin is Las Vegas or U.K.


I do not receive parcels from the U.S. or anywhere.
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110% phishing scam.

They will steal your personal information once you click on the link.

The address belongs to an office building where it is possible to rent p o boxes with a street address.

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scam

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I have had at least 6 of these types of texts/emails in the last few days.

All phishing scams.

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2 give aways as a scam:

1) the address code is “.uk” - if it was from Australia no doubt the address code would read “.au”

2) I presume that folks in Australia use the proper (i.e. British) spelling of “CENTRE” and that Australia Post would use this spelling

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everything about this screams scam

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David Smitham wrote:
19 Sep 2021 12:39
2 give aways as a scam:

1) the address code is “.uk” - if it was from Australia no doubt the address code would read “.au”

2) I presume that folks in Australia use the proper (i.e. British) spelling of “CENTRE” and that Australia Post would use this spelling

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Another tiny clue is that it was sent from Las Vegas.

Anyone who gets scammed by such obvious amateur attempts DESERVES to lose their house - complete clueless idiots.


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And there's no such business as "australian-Post."

Anytime AP communicates with me, they: know my name and I can confirm on their actual website any tracking numbers. I never need to click anything.

And an address is NEVER "missing" - how would they know it's meant to come to you!?


Side point:

It's like those stupid ATO "you have a debt, there is a warrant for your arrest" robot phone calls to a home phone.

Unless you live alone (and they have no idea that you might) a 5 year old could answer the phone to be told they have a debt and a warrant - the recorded robot voice has no idea who they have contacted - so WHY do so many fall for this rubbish?

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Allanswood wrote:
19 Sep 2021 14:22
It's like those stupid ATO "you have a debt, there is a warrant for your arrest" robot phone calls to a home phone.


You mean: those ATO robo phone calls to a home phone from the Australian Taxation Office in Chinese:

"This is the Austlalian Taxation Office! You have a debt! There is a wallant out for your allest! Pay now or we will allest you!" :lol: :lol:

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I've never had one with a Chinese accent, only "computer reader" English and perfectly listenable. :roll:

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