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ACMA cautions Canberra Residents about Energy Utility Company Fake E-mails

According to a warning by ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) to Canberra residents, the latter mustn't view an e-mail posing as message from the Simply Energy electricity company following fake bills reaching residents' inboxes, published canberratimes.com.au, October 30, 2015.

It maybe noted that ACMA serves to control telecommunications, radio communications, broadcasting along with online content inside Australia.

A fake invoice amounting $288.53 poses as being from the retail energy utility company of South Australia while directs recipients towards taking down an attached file.

Different from several fraudulent e-mails, there aren't any clear grammatical/spelling mistakes in the invoice while it seems as being from an authentic e-mail id.

There've been hundred-and-more reports coming to ACMA within 24-hrs regarding spurious invoices.

One more Australian energy firm, Multiple ActewAGL and consumers, recently contacted media giant Fairfax Media of New Zealand and Australia ever-since they became worried about the fraud.

According to Darryl Johnson, who received the fake invoice, he rang ActewAGL that stated that many people within Canberra had begun getting those scam e-mails. Canberratimes.com.au published this.

Similarly Phil Button became suspicious and concerned on receiving the e-mail since he had just cleared his gas invoice 4-days ago.

One more utility company Tas Gas situated inside Tasmania a region near Australia's south coast has issued an alert to its customers about one fraudulent electronic mail which's getting dispatched to the buyers supposedly from one bogus electricity firm directing for paying certain fake account.

Roger Ingram Chief Executive of 'Tas Gas' stated that the e-mails had no connection whatsoever with Tas Gas. Dailytelegraph.com.au reported this, October 30, 2015.

Ingram advised consumers against viewing the e-mail's attached file since there could be virus in it. According to him, authentic accounts with Tas Gas were dispatched at consumers' postal addresses.

He further said his company was trying to create and enforce a system of e-mail accounts; however, the service wasn't still available. Tas Gas hadn't issued accounts via any intermediate source.

Tas Gas consumers must use the helpline number of the company to contact it for reporting anything doubtful.

In general, people are advised towards visiting www.scamwatch.gov.au to get detailed information.

» SPAMfighter News - 11/2/2015

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