Do NOT Open This Text Posing To Be From Major Australian Bank

Have you received this?

2 March 2018

A new scam is doing the rounds claiming to be the Commonwealth Bank over text message. 

ABC News posted a picture of the text which alerts recipients that their account has been blocked and urges them to enter details to rectify it. 


The Commonwealth Bank have released these tips to avoid SMS scams:

  • Commonwealth Bank will never send an SMS that asks you to confirm, update or disclose personal or banking information, and most financial institutions follow the same practice. Never click on a link provided in such an SMS.
  • Instructions on how to send these messages to Commonwealth Bank for further investigation is listed here
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