Believable email scam affects thousands in Australia

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With online technology becoming increasingly advanced, anyone can fall victim to a scam.

Tens of thousands of Australians are currently suffering from an online scam, made to look like a real email bill. Telstra Corporation is Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, has faced two back-to-back online scams affecting more than 22,000 customers.

The email scam is a supposed online bill, that looks very similar to a real Telstra email bill:


According to The Herald Sun, the fake email can be identified by the "absence of a '$' sign to describe the amount of money they have supposedly been paid twice and is available for refund." As well as the incorrect introduction, "Hi, dear customer."

It is imperative to be suspicious of online scamming and different phishing tactics — always remember to be wary and overly cautious while doing anything online.

We want to know — have you ever been a victim of an online scam?


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