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: firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, 14 January 2013 5:55 AM
Subject: Your Telstra Email Bill – 1485286571861
YOUR EMAIL BILL
For your account number: 8263 33192 0193
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.
With My Account, you can:
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
i? and ? registered trade mark and trade mark of Telstra Corporation Limited, ABN 33 051 775 556.
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