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Origin Energy issues warning over new email scam

Origin Energy is warning people about a new email scam targeting customers by issuing fake bills.

The hoax email is Origin-branded and contains links to malware which allows scammers to infect the user's computer with malicious files. The email presents as an email bill and asks users to click on a link.

AGL Origin says people should keep an eye out for suspicious sender email addresses (at the moment all of Origin bills will be sent from an @originenergy.com.au email address), not to click on links and to delete the email from your inbox and deleted items folder.

ScamWatch advises that scammers are increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Be alert and protect yourself from being scammed by following these tips on the ScamWatch website.