Have you received an email titled "You have been issued with a traffic infringement" allegedly from the Australian Federal Police? Well, it is a SCAM ! Here are the details.
Notice that the domain name “afp-gov-au.com” registered by this scammer closely resembles the authentic website address for the Australian Federal Police “www.afp.gov.au”
The fake email messsage
From: Australian Federal Police, <no-reply @ afp-gov-au.com>
Subject: You have been issued with a traffic infringement
You have been issued with a traffic infringement
Reason: Negligent driving
Case No: 356451839
Date of issue: 05/12/2016
Amount due: $198.00 AUD
Due date: 04/01/2017
Download case information (suspicious link, do not click, possibly Ransomware !)
Payment must be made within 30 days from the date of service of the infringement notice or the reminder notice.
You may apply for an extension to pay the infringement notice penalty, or to dispute the liability, within 28 days from the date of service of either the infringement notice or the reminder notice.
Australian Federal Police 2016
Where was the message sent from ?
Received: from mail9.afp-gov-au.com ([18.104.22.168]
IP Address Lookup : Origin = Paris, France.
Who owns the Domain Name afp-gov-au.com ?
Domain Name Owner Search : afp-gov-au.com
Creation Date: 2016-12-04 (4th December 2016)
Registrant Name: Feng Lao
Registrant Organization: private
Registrant Street: 32 Xiamen road drive
Registrant City: Xiamen
Registrant Province/state: FJ
Registrant Postal Code: 361022
Registrant Country: CN (CHINA)
Email Blacklist Check
As at 6th December 2016, only 2 days since this domain was registered, afp-gov-au.com already appears on 5 Blacklists for bad email behaviour.
The jig will soon be up Mr Feng Lao.