[HEADS UP] South African Post Office Sends Warning of Targeted Phishing Attacks

Post Office ScamThe South Africa Post Office (SAPO) recently warned customers of phishing emails to portray the post office. These cybercriminals are asking for outstanding customs fees that require online payment. 

In a statement by the post office on details of the attack, “The post office gives customers the opportunity to check a parcel before they officially take it into possession, and therefore does not require the payment of any fees before the time of collection. Any request for an electronic payment should be viewed as a scam”.

The post office also made it clear that an EFT or online payment is never required before a parcel is collected, and recommends any emails sent by SAPO are also identifiable by the ‘@postoffice.co.za’ domain. Any other email domain would be considered a scam. 

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