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Fake Scott Morrison email phishing scam targeting Aussies

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<p>If you receive an email from the Australian Prime Minister, think twice before you click any links.</p>

If you receive an email from the Australian Prime Minister, think twice before you click any links.

A new phishing scam claiming to be sent from Scott Morrison has been discovered by email security service MailGuard.

The email has a "@pm.gov.au" domain and is sent under a display name of "Hon Scott Morrison MP".

The body of the email advises the recipient they have an "invitation from the Prime Minster of Australia" and provides a link to download.

Unsuspecting recipients who click on the link to view the letter are led to a phishing website designed to harvest personal data.

"This email attempts to intrigue; telling the recipient that a new download and invitation has arrived creates a sense of curiosity," explained MailGuard.

"The inclusion of the PM's photo and display name makes it harder for recipients to identify the email as a scam as it appears as a legitimate notification."

Recipients are urged to delete the email immediately without clicking on any links.

"If you see an email from a government organisation, please exercise caution and make sure it is a legitimate communication before you open it," explained MailGuard.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/technology/scott-morrison-email-scam-warning-invitation-from-prime-minister/5d4a68a3-673c-416b-8272-3fd7b914f699

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