Warning: Fake Telstra Bill Email Contains Virus

It would seem that the scammers have stepped up their game, with a very impressive “Telstra Bill” scam email that’s doing the rounds. One of our legal clients recently caught this one in the SPAM filter.

Be warned – this email looks extremely legitimate, with links to actual Telstra resources.

The trick here is not to get you to click a link and provide the scammer with your account details, but to get you to drop your guard and open the attachment which contains a virus.

Repeated here for your reference:

From: [email protected] [[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, 14 January 2013 5:55 AM
To: ******
Subject: Your Telstra Email Bill – 1485286571861

 

YOUR EMAIL BILL

For your account number: 8263 33192 0193
This bill number: 592 4678 7863

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Dear,

Please find a PDF file of your latest bill attached. It?s due for payment by 13 Jan 13._

We?ve noticed you have an overdue amount which should be paid immediately. Please check this latest bill for the details and contact us if you have any questions.


Looking for an easier way to pay?i
For true convenience and the ability to avoid fees by paying directly from your bank account, why not set up Direct Debit Automatic payments? That way, you?ll know the right amount will get charged against your cheque or savings account on time, so you don?t have to worry about remembering each due date. Plus, we’ll send your bill at least two weeks before payment is due so you’ll still have time to review each bill and ask any questions. You can learn more about our Direct Debit options here.


Keep on top of your account.
As well as receiving an Email Bill, you can also view and manage your bill online using My Account. It?s a convenient way to keep on top of your account activity, with access from your PC when it suits you. 

With My Account, you can:
?imanage your Email Bill settings including changing to a detailed or summary bill
?iview, download and pay your bills any time
?imonitor your call costs between bills
?ikeep track of any mobile data usage.

If you haven?t registered yet, go to telstra.com/myaccount and use the following information to register:

Thanks again for choosing Telstra. If you have any questions or would like to know more, you can call us on 13.22.00 or contact us here
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See you online soon,

Gerd Schenkel
Executive Director, Telstra Digital

International Calling Pack

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Viruses found in the attached files

  • Latest Telstra Email-Bill.zip: Virus found FakeAlert. The attachment was moved to the Virus Vault.

Checked by AVG – www.avg.com
Version: 2012.0.2221 / Virus Database: 2638/5530 – Release Date: 01/13/13

Please be careful!

Scammers are trying harder each day to trick you. For total protection, ensure you have a good spam filter (we have a fantastic cloud based solution which is $2.20 per mailbox per month), up to date anti virus protection and a good content filtering firewall.

If you’re worried about the protection of your business, give us a call on (07) 5539-6116

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