The ACMA has received many reports today of an email appearing to be sent by Australia Post (see below), which contains a malicious attachment. If the attachment is opened, it may download and install malware onto your computing device. This can enable criminals to steal your personal information, particularly your online banking details. If you receive an email similar to the example below, it is not from Australia Post—the email should be deleted immediately.
Example of the fake email:
Subject: Track Advice Notification: Consignment <item number>
Your parcel (1) has been dispatched by Australian Post.
The courier company was unable to deliver your parcel by your address.
Label is enclosed to the letter.
Print a label and show it at your post office.
Label: <item number>
Print this label to get this package at our post office.
**Please note that this is an automatically generated email – replies will not be answered.