There’s a dangerous scam targeting Telstra customers right now

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Here’s what you need to look out for. 

Some right pieces of work are in the process of targeting Aussie Telstra customers in an attempt to perform identity theft, The Daily Mail reports. 

Apparently, the hackers are emailing customers fake Telstra bills that are extremely convincing.

Before you go deleting every email in your inbox, however, there is some uplifting news: there are a couple of elements that will distinguish a replica from a real invoice. 

Mailguard has shared that the red flags customers should be aware of are the sender’s email address and for those who click through to the attached link, the website’s URL.

In a sample scam email, the address is f0846513686516 [dot] telestrasystems [dot] com [at] webmail [dot] optusnet [dot] com [dot] au even though the sender is Telstra.

“This sort of mismatch between the stated sender and the email address is typical of an email scam and should be a red flag to recipients,” Mailguard shared.

The phishing page has been said to look a lot like the Telstra website, so if you happen to click through be sure to take a moment to look at the URL. If the padlock security icon is not appearing as it should, that’s a key sign that the website is not genuine. Mailguard also listed that the URL ended with “csaoline.com” which is in no way connected to Telstra.  

The Daily Mail has also pointed out that the fake invoices do not list an account number and it doesn’t show the same icons in the top right corner as authentic invoices.

The news comes just under two weeks after Twitter was hit with a bug that exposed the passwords of thousands of users.

Be careful, guys!

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Written By Stephanie Nuzzo
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