MailGuard warns of circulating email scam

Watch out for an email scam that looks like an email from Telstra.
Watch out for an email scam that looks like an email from Telstra.

Manning Great Lakes LAC have shared a Facebook warning posted by NSW Police about a circulating email scam. The email  to watch out for is a fake bill with Telstra branding.

A warning from MailGuard stated that this email arrives looking like a Telstra bill notification. The messages have been sent out en-masse from a compromised account. 

MailGuard lists some tell-tale details to look out for if this email lands in your inbox:

  1. The sender display name is shown as: ‘online service team’
  2. The sender address is: ‘info[at]lesphotography[dot]com[dot]au
  3. The ‘view bill’ link in the scam message is meant to take the recipient to a downloadable archive file.

MailGuard stated “the objective of scammers who send out this kind of emails is to get their victims to open the linked files, which usually contain malware designed to infect their computers.

“If you’re experiencing problems with email scams you can speak to one of MailGuard's cloud security specialists right now on 1300 30 44 30.”