This one really had me going for a sec. Have a look:
We’ve been getting a lot of parcels lately, the Offspring and I, so when I saw this email, my first thought was that it was genuine. Luckily the weight shown below the bogus tracking number – 1.67 kg – made me suspicious as nothing we’ve bought has been heavy.
The very next thing I looked at was the ‘From’ line which reads:
Australia Post <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Quite apart from the weird email address for a supposed national postal service, the country code is ‘.es’ and that stands for Spain, not Australia. So I think I can safely say this was not from my friendly post office.
I can also say that as a scam, this looks bloody good. The graphics are all correct. I couldn’t see an obvious typo or poor grammar. No attachment to be wary of, and no obvious links taking you god knows where… BUT…have a look at that big red ‘Print out package info’ button. It doesn’t look like a link, but I’ll bet that it takes you somewhere that requires some kind of ID to be entered [I didn’t click so I don’t know for sure but I’m pretty confident].
So…a very clever scam email. If any of my aussie friends get one – delete, delete, delete!