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29-May-2017 23:09

The AFP advises that you should ignore and immediately delete any such emails.

In this instance, the Mule receives electronic or associated goods, purchased using fraudulently obtained funds.The mobile banking fact sheet (PDF, 435KB) prepared by the Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) and the AFP provides some useful information and some simple security steps to protect your valuable personal information.Phishing involves using a form of spam to fraudulently gain access to people's internet banking details.Typically, a phishing email will ask an internet banking customer to follow a link to a fake banking website and enter his or her personal banking details.

If the link is followed, the victim often also downloads a malicious program which captures his/her keyboard strokes including any typed information such as banking login details and sends them to a third party.Depending on the situation, it is possible that people who agree to participate in such 'jobs' may be prosecuted.Online criminals are now finding additional ways to launder funds which have been stolen from Australian bank customers.The AFP works with the financial sector, internet security industries and relevant organisations to investigate crimes associated with phishing emails.