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Qantas 'coronavirus relief bonus membership' catch

MailGuard warns against opening this email. Source: MailGuard

Aussies have been warned against opening a Qantas phishing email claiming that recipients’ ‘personal coronavirus relief bonus’ is about to expire.

The email was intercepted by MailGuard, and found to originate from several email addresses that belong to different domains.

The email contains the Qantas logo and branding, and is titled “Your Personal Coronavirus Relief Bonus is 1 Year of Free Platinum Membership”.

There’s a button to login and claim the bonus, but those who click it are redirected to what appears to be the Qantas Frequent Flyer login page, but it’s a phishing page under the domain Qantas.co - instead of Qantas.com.

There, victims are asked to insert their membership number, last name and security PIN.

“We strongly advise all recipients to delete these emails immediately without clicking on any links,” MailGuard stated.

“Please share this alert with your social media network to help us spread the word around this email scam.”

As a precaution, MailGuard advises to not open links within emails that:

  • Are not addressed to you by name;

  • Appear to be from a legitimate company but use poor English, or omit personal details that a legitimate sender would include;

  • Are from businesses that you were not expecting to hear from; or

  • Take you to a landing page or website that is not the legitimate URL of the company the email is purporting to be sent from. 

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