Officeworks Scam Warnings

 

August 2021

Officeworks Communications Phishing Scam

Officeworks advises customers to be aware of scammers impersonating our Officeworks brand in the form of emails, website links, phone calls, text messages, social media posts, competitions, and the promise of gift cards. These scammers often request or attempt to obtain your personal or financial information or exploit you for financial gain.

If you receive any suspicious emails, please:

Check this page regularly for updates on the scams targeting Officeworks customers.

For more information on phishing scams and tips on identifying these types of attacks, visit SCAMwatch.

 

Phishing email:

Sample scam email

Phishing website:

Sample scam website
 

June 2021

Gift Cards & iTunes Card Scam

Officeworks is aware of scammers impersonating Australian Government Departments (such as ATO/ Police/ Centrelink/ NBN) and/or legitimate businesses demanding customers buy gift cards or iTunes cards to pay a debt or avoid threat to them or their family.

Information on these scams can be found on scamwatch.gov.au

Officeworks advises all customers:

  • Australian Government Agencies and legitimate businesses will never ask for payment in gift cards or iTunes cards.
  • Do not make a purchase in response to a threat.
  • If you receive a threatening call, hang up and call your local police

Report any attempts or incidents of purchase to scamwatch.gov.au and police.

 

June 2021

Officeworks Communications Phishing Scam

Officeworks advises customers to be aware of scammers impersonating our Officeworks brand in the form of emails, website links, phone calls, text messages, social media posts, competitions, and the promise of gift cards. These scammers often request or attempt to obtain your personal or financial information or exploit you for financial gain.

If you receive any suspicious emails, please:

Check this page regularly for updates on the scams targeting Officeworks customers.

For more information on phishing scams and tips on identifying these types of attacks, visit SCAMwatch.

 

December 2020

Unsolicited Jobseeker Email Phishing Scam

Officeworks has become aware of an email scam that involves someone impersonating the Officeworks Team. They make an unsolicited approach to a jobseeker with an offer to interview for a fake role at Officeworks. The jobseeker is asked to email a contact to set up a Google Hangout call and then a SMS is sent to the jobseeker to sign up to Telegram where a fake interview takes place. If the jobseeker complies, the fake interviews are conducted and the jobseeker is then offered a position that doesn’t exist, some examples have been accompanied by requests to purchase equipment for the fake role. The initial emails have been sent from various email addresses, none of which come from Officeworks. There is potential that the criminals could try to steal money from the jobseeker, or steal their personal details, or both, so we strongly advise to avoid any unsolicited job applications.

 
Sample scam email
 

March 2019

Officeworks Invoice Phishing Scam

Officeworks has become aware of another email scam impersonating The Officeworks Team. The email scam attempts to lure customers to a fraudulent website via a linked invoice number (see below). These emails have been sent from various email addresses, neither of which come from Officeworks. The links lead to a virus download and we strongly advise customers to avoid clicking it.

If you have received a copy of this email, please delete immediately.

 
Sample scam email
 
Sample scam email
 

Please note that Officeworks invoices can be verified through your online account. For any questions about your invoice, please call 1300 OFFICE (633 423).

 

December 2018

Officeworks Invoice Phishing Scam

Officeworks has become aware of a new email scam impersonating The Officeworks Team attempting to lure customers to a fraudulent website via a link through an invoice number (see below). These emails have been sent from a variety of sender email addresses which are not from Officeworks. The links lead to a virus download which customers should avoid clicking.

If you have received a copy of this email, please delete immediately.

 
Sample scam email
 

Please note that Officeworks invoices can be verified through your online account. For any questions about your invoice, please call 1300 OFFICE (633 423).

 

July - August 2018

Officeworks Invoice Phishing Scam

Officeworks has become aware of a series of email scams targeting Officeworks customers. The scam impersonates Officeworks’ Credit & Accounts Payable and attempts to lure customers to a fraudulent website via a link through an invoice number (see below).

These emails have been sent from unfamiliar email addresses which are not from Officeworks. The links lead to a virus download which customers should avoid. If you have received a copy of this email, please delete immediately.

Please note that Officeworks invoices can be verified through your online account. For any questions about your invoice, please call 1300 OFFICE (633 423).

 
Sample scam email
 

Please note that Officeworks invoices can be verified through your online account. For any questions about your invoice, please call 1300 OFFICE (633 423).

 

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