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Hoax email examples

Please note: Some hoax emails are poorly worded, and may contain grammar and spelling errors.


Hoax email example 16 September 2009

Hoax email example 30 June 2008


Hoax email example 24 June 2008


If you suspect you have received one of these emails:

Please delete the email from your 'Inbox', and delete it again from your 'Deleted' folder, or 'Sent' folder if you have forwarded on the email. If you are using a computer in an office/corporate environment it is good practice to inform your system administrator of any suspicious emails.

If you suspect you have clicked on a link within the email:
  1. Perform a scan for possible viruses and Trojans using your virus protection software. If you require further information, contact your software vendor.
  2. If you do not have anti-virus software, we suggest you use one of the many free tools available on the internet. Some examples you could try can be found at:

If you do not have anti-virus protection software, we recommend you do not use Westpac Online Banking until you have up to date anti-virus protection.