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      Hello Community,

      I want to share an urgent scam alert involving Australia Post. In a recent sophisticated cyber attack, scammers have been sending fake text messages that falsely claim to be from Australia Post.

      1. The Nature of the Scam
      These deceptive texts lure recipients into clicking a link, supposedly to track a parcel. This link, however, redirects to a phishing site designed to harvest personal and financial information. Australia Post advises against clicking these links and recommends deleting any such texts immediately. They are working alongside authorities to tackle this issue.

      2. Recognizing and Avoiding Phishing Scams
      Phishing scams, like this one, use emails or texts appearing to come from credible sources, such as banks or postal services, to steal sensitive information. These messages often direct you to fake websites where you’re prompted to input personal data. The implications of falling for such scams are severe, ranging from identity theft to financial loss.

      3. Spotting Fake Australia Post Texts
      To identify these fraudulent texts, look for:
      – Unusual sender details.
      – Spelling and grammatical errors.
      – Requests for personal or financial information (which Australia Post would never ask via text).

      If you’re unsure about the legitimacy of a message, contact Australia Post directly for confirmation.

      4. The Bottom Line
      Education is our strongest weapon against these scams. By staying informed and cautious, we can collectively mitigate the risks posed by such attacks. Please share this information and report any suspicious texts to help protect our community.

      Stay safe and vigilant!

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