Welcome to the National Scams Awareness Week 2020!
(Australia and New Zealand)
Gobbill has been a strong supporter in protecting people from against fraud and scams since 2015. We are proud to be a campaign partner for this year’s National Scams Awareness Week.
Throughout this week, we will be raising awareness of scams and frauds. We will focus on Phishing and Email Compromise. These are two areas of scams that Gobbill has extensive experience in confronting.
To kick off the week, we have posted a quiz titled ‘Can you spot a scam?’ on our Instagram page.
If you are here to read the explanations, please keep reading.
If you have not done the quiz, hop off this page and come back to this page for the explanations.
- Optus – This is a real email bill from Optus. Optus does send from cloudmails.net and they do personalised the email to the account holder.
- ANZ –This is a Scam. The sender anzhost.org is fake and the email is not personalised.
- DocuSign – This is a Scam. An email from DocuSign will have the sender’s email and details above the general text. Tricky one!
- Xero – This is a real email and invoice. The email is from the correct sender and the email is correctly personalised to the recipient. As a scammer, this would be one of the easiest to use; to change the link or attachment and have something quite malicious for the victim.
How did you go? Scam emails or texts can look extremely authentic and convincing through replicating legitimate messages from trusted senders.
These scams often feature official looking logos and emails and a ‘call to action’ to open a malicious link or share personal information. That’s why Gobbill has developed automated checks of domains, links and much more over the last 5 years. Gobbill fetches and/or opens attachments safely so you don’t have to.
We do this for all Australian billers including telcos, councils, utilities and many more.
We process payments to over 40,000 billers with over 1m+ Australians already having access to Gobbill’s payment platform.
For more information, contact us at: https://gobbill.com/contact/