Every year, thousands of Australians are targeted by scams, whether it be online, via phone, mail or even in person.
- Scammers are still sending flubot scam text messages hoping to trick people into entering their personal or financial information. Current messages include ‘your order will be delivered by DHL’ or ‘failure of delivery’.
- Scamwatch advises that if you’ve done your holiday shopping online and are expecting deliveries, track your parcels by going directly to the carriers’ website.
- Since August, many Australians have been receiving scam text messages about missed calls, voicemails, deliveries and photo uploads. The text messages ask you to tap on a link to download or access something. Doing so will download a specific type of malware to your device. These are ‘flubot’ text messages.
- Do not click on any links in messages that you cannot verify are real. Delete the message.
Fake parcel delivery messages
- These notifications are typically an email or SMS message pretending to be from a legitimate parcel delivery business like Australia Post, DHL or FedEx, claiming you have an ‘undelivered package’ awaiting your collection.
- Be wary of messages that don’t address you personally, have few or no details about your…