Cyber security experts are warning Australians about an Australia Post mail scam.
The email lets the recipient know that a parcel was unable to be delivered and then asks customers to click a link for further information.
“With Xmas right around the corner the timing of this scam is particularly opportunistic. This is the busiest part of the year for parcel delivery, and scammers know that during the holiday season people are distracted and potentially more vulnerable to trickery,” MailGuard explained.
“We’re all eager to get our Xmas shopping on time, so we might not think twice before clicking a link in an email like this.”
The security website added: “The link would take you to a zipped file that contains malware.”