Australian users should beware of emails entitled “Approved Payment Receipt” that purport to come from the “team” at Australian Power & Gas.
According to Hoax Slayer, these emails carry a piece of malware that’s disguised as a harmless-looking PDF file.
The emails you should look out for read:
“Australian Power & Gas Payment Receipt
We have recently received a credit card payment from you, for your Australian Power & Gas account. This payment has been successfully processed and receipt details are shown below in the attached file.
Payment Time: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:43:54 +0900
Reference One: 2404390362
Reference Two: 01600833
Payment Receipt Number : 3530928186
Note: This payment will appear on your credit card statement with the merchant reference `Australian Power & Gas`.
The team at Australian Power & Gas”
Australian Power & Gas representatives are aware of this spam campaign and they’ve even issued an alert on Facebook to warn their customers about it.