Australia Post issues scam warning

AUSTRALIA Post has issued a warning about a scam doing the email rounds, which attempts to dupe users of money. 

The email, which claims to be from Australia Post, reads: “A courier did not deliver the parcel to your address 24 December 2013, because nobody was at home. Please view and download information about your parcel, print it and go to the post office to receive your package.”

“If the parcel isn’t received within 30 working days Australia Post will have the right to claim compensation from you for its keeping in the amount of 7.18AUD for each day of keeping.

“You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcel keeping in the nearest office.”

Australia Post said they were aware of the email and that it should be ignored and deleted.

Consumer Affairs spokesman Travers Purton confirmed that the online parcel scam had been listed on SCAMwatch, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website set up to warn consumers of possible scam threats. 

“Don’t respond to unsolicited phone calls, e-mails or texts requesting personal, banking or online account details,” Mr Purton said.

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