A friend was contacted by a woman who said she was from the Australian Grants Department. She said that the government were giving away grants of up to $15,000 to low income earners. When the friend asked if it was a scam she was given a name, phone number and a case number to put her mind at ease. My friend then called Consumer Affairs ( yes she phoned them to verify if true or not), and they advised her to HANG UP immediately on these type of calls . The government do not cold call people offering them money.
Australia Post is alerting customers to a fake email which arrives from a sender “Australia Post” and has the subject heading “Australia Post Account Privacy Notification”.
The email provides a link to a website that resembles the standard Australia Post website and branding, and requests customers to verify their account information by entering a credit card number and providing their name and address details.
Australia Post does not send emails requesting you to confirm, update or disclose your confidential information.
BE CAREFUL !!!