Readers alert to scammers
THE Daily Examiner readers have alerted us to two scams doing the rounds of the Valley in recent days.
One involves an email that claims to be from Australia Post, although the email address on a version sent to us was firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email says an item was unable to be delivered because "nobody was at home".
It then states there is the possibility of being charged a daily rate of $1.26 for Australia Post to hold the item, and that to collect the item the recipient of the email should download an information label.
Our informant tells us he visited the local Post Office and was told the email had nothing to do with Australia Post. At least one other person who had received the scam email was at the Post Office at the same time.
Another reader received a phone call yesterday telling her there was an amount of money owing to her from the Federal Government because she had been overcharged on a credit card.
"They knew my name but didn't know any more details," she said.
She said she was told to go to the Post Office and send $250 by Western Union .
"I reported it to the police and they said they have had a few calls about the same thing so it is worth letting your readers be aware of it."