Warning from the ACCC to watch out for scam emails claiming to be from the ACCC.
They are harmful links that can infect your computer with malware.
Email addresses that ends in .gov.au are from Legitimate from government agencies.
ACCC’s Scam watch call centre’s e number is 1300 795 995 for you to check if the emails are legitimate.
To protect yourself:
Check sender’s address. Do not click on links in emails unless sure it is legitimate.
If you think it is a scam, check or delete the email.
Have up-to-date virus protection and firewall software.
On a separate hard drive, regularly back-up computer’s data.
Ensure staff are informed of security threats by providing guidance on correct procedure of how to deal with scam emails.