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Package Pending - Alert - Scam text message

The latest versions of the scam I have received are:
“We CAME across a package from July pending for YOU. Confirm for DELIVERY here xxxxxxxxx”
“>DHL > Your parcel IS out for delivery today! Track your parcel here: xxxxxxxxx”

I am not sure why the capitalisations are there for other than the business name.

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If you follow the link in the text it opens up to show that you need to pay an amount of money, usually quite small, and then your package will be delivered. But even though it says Australia Post, the address is in America. It’s trying to get your bank details that way. No Malware installed.

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Well, it’s one for the money two for the show
Three to get ready now go, cat, go
welcome to the forum blue suede shoes.

I’m sure you are aware that it is safer to not click on those links because where they lead may not always be benign. Much safer to (report the spam to ACMA if you wish as discussed earlier, and) delete the message.

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The latest variation:
Your delivery has been canceled. {jn} To redirect it, confirm at https://xxxxxx

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So far i have had two emails and a SMS for a package. “Australian Post” is NOT genuine.

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An article in The Conversation today about the increase in SMS scams, what to do if caught, how to spot them etc.

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