Posted: July 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm
The ACCC is warning businesses to watch out for scam emails that claim to be from the ACCC but in fact contain links that can infect your computer with malware.
In the past week, several businesses have reported receiving bogus requests from scammers claiming to be the ACCC. The emails ask businesses to respond to a complaint that has been made about them, or seek payment for an infringement notice for breach of copyright.
Legitimate emails from government agencies will always have an email address that ends in .gov.au.
If you are uncertain about the legitimacy of an email you have received you can call the ACCC’s Scamwatch call centre on 1300 795 995.
Here’s a sample of what the scam email looks like:
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