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Major telco latest phishing scam target


A warning has been issued to Optus customers to be aware of a new phishing scam, with the telco the latest in a list of high-profile entities to become thesubjectof fraudulent impostors.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) posted a warning on its Facebook page warning that a bogus email has been doing the rounds, which looks disturbingly legitimate.

ACMA’s statement reads:

“Emails claiming to be from Optus are circulating. They want your credit card information for what is claimed to be an unpaid bill.

“The ACMA has been receiving reports about emails with the subject line ‘We are unable to process your last payment’.

“The fake emails are sophisticated and use a web address that looks like the real Optus website. The email contains a link to a fake ‘pay your bill’ page, which then asks for your credit card details.

“The fake email and payment form are cunningly crafted to trick people. It’s important you check the legitimacy of email links to protect your...(continued)

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