Aussies Warned Over Scam Affecting The Biggest Power Company
Australians are being warned about fake emails that look like they are being sent from AGL energy.
The email is asking users to pay a bill by clicking a link.
This morning AGL energy released a statement on their website warning their customers about the scam
‘’GL Energy (AGL) is warning people of an AGL branded email scam which contains malicious malware that has potential to access personal information.The scam email presents as an e-Account and asks readers to click on a link.
AGL advises it will never send an email asking for personal banking or financial details. Anyone receiving a suspicious email should delete it immediately or, if opened, not click on any links within the email.
AGL advises recipients of any suspicious emails to run antivirus software and block the sender by adding to the junk folder list.
AGL has reported the scam email to the Scamwatch, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), and the Australian Federal Police.
Anyone with concerns relating to this scam email should call AGL on 131 245 or contact Scamwatch on 1300 795 995 or visit www.scamwatch.gov.au.’’
The company also released three examples of what the scam looks like. These are below.