Australian Taxation Office – Refund Notification (email SCAM)

remove-computer-virusBeware the ATO 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 noreply@ato.gov.au  it actually came from 0LDV86WH.6611762@bluelion.com and a return address of aoglyvlxq@bluelion.com

 

spam-email-from-ATOThe email contains a zip file

spam-email-from-ATO1A 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.

http://www.itguyswa.com/beware-unusual-emails-containing-xls-pdf-files/

http://www.itguyswa.com/can-tell-computer-virus/

Some general tips to help you prevent being scammed or infected by computer viruses

Top 6 checks to make sure your computer is protected from Viruses and Malware

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.

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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 contact us here or call:

08 6118 2601 
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  1. Lara - August 14, 2015 Reply

    What happens if I opened the fake tax file on my IPhone? When I opened it, it was just a blank page…

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