Posted: 21 October, 2016
by Sohan Judge
Beware Of This Scam Targeting AGL Energy Customers
Whether or not you are an AGL Energy customer, you could be a victim of this email scam.
Australians are receiving emails that appear to be from AGL Energy, presenting itself as an e-Account and asking users to pay a bill by clicking on a link.
AGL Energy has released a statement via their website warning customers of the scam.
AGL 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.
You can find out more information and examples here.