BigPond email scam emerges

Email can be easily spotted as it is addressed to 'BigPond User', says AVG

A BigPond email scam has been flagged after a security professional received an email addressed to 'Dear BigPond User' which contained malicious links.

The message was sent on 3 May to an AVG reseller who is not a BigPond customer. The subject line of the email read Telstra Bill-Arrival Notification and asked the recipient to update their billing details by clicking a link.

In a blog posting, AVG said the emails were easy to spot as they do not use the customer’s full name.

“As you cast your eyes over the email, you can roll your mouse over the links and you’ll see that none of them are related to Telstra or BigPond in any way, shape or form. In fact, the links look very dodgy!” read the blog.

The vendor added that if customers are concerned about an email they have received from a company, they should phone up and ask whether it is real or not.

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Telstra has been contacted for comment by Computerworld Australia.

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