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ALERT: Fake Telstra Bill Scam Exposing You To Harmful Malware

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NSW Police are warning people against falling for a fake Telstra bill scam that has been circulating online.

Sharing an image of the email to the NSW Police Force Facebook page, they explained the email is not an official Telstra email, with the "View Bill" links leading through to harmful malware.

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Also reporting on the attack, Mailguard said the "criminal-intent" scam tricked people by using "a sophisticated HTML design utilising authentic looking graphical elements and layout".

"The criminals behind this scam have even obtained a URL to make their email look more convincing. The new domain - telstraq[dot]com - was registered on Sunday 19th Nov in China," they said.

"The sender display name ‘Telstra’ on the email header, and the authentic looking sender address; ‘telstraemailbill_noreply[at]online[dot]telstraq[dot]com, give this message a very convincing appearance."

It comes as a round of fake Energy Australia bills were distributed earlier in the week, using a similar technique.

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