Australian Taxation Office – Refund Notification (email SCAM)
Beware the latest email scam hitting Australian Businesses with the subject line of “Australian Taxation Office – Refund Notification”
Although it appears to have originated from email@example.com it actually came from 0LDV86WH.firstname.lastname@example.org and a return address of email@example.com
The email contains a zip file
A computer with a good anti-virus program SHOULD have picked up the email and flagged or quarantined the email as it contains a trojan horse virus.
If you have clicked and open the attachment your computer will be infected with a nasty virus designed to send your banking details onto a third-party. Please DO NOT login to your bank account or the ATO site until you have had your PC scanned and the virus removed.
You may wish to read the following two articles that warn of such activities.
Some general tips to help you prevent being scammed or infected by computer viruses
If you suspect your computer may have a virus.
- Stop using your computer or laptop immediately.
- Bring it to us or another reputable computer professional (NOT a mobile only service) for a complete scan and check. We will need it for 2 to 8 hours. Cost of a scan and clean is between $55 and $200 depending on level of infection.
Need more help?
If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.