MailGuard 04 May 2022 11:25:03 AEST 5 MIN READ

Email Account Credential Stealing Scam Mimics Not-for-profit

The latest email scam landing in inboxes masquerades as a message from a Marrickville, NSW, not-for-profit organisation called ‘Bower Reuse & Repair Centres’. The email, simply titled ‘Message from Bower Reuse & Repair Centres’, includes a Citrix attachment, PDF file and a blue button for recipients to ‘Download Attachments’.


The fraudulent emails are sent from a compromised user email account on the domain ‘’. Here’s what they look like: 



When you click the blue ‘Download’ link, you’re presented with a gateway page imitating an Excel download (on a phishing page hosted by Patheon), that prompts you to select your email provider from a list of five options, including Office 365, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook and Others.


After selecting an email provider, the scammers prompt you to enter your credentials in the form of an email address and password.


They are phishing to capture as many email account credentials of victims as possible, so once your information is entered, they present an error message claiming that your ‘Email address is invalid’.


MailGuard strongly recommends all recipients of this email to delete it immediately without clicking on any links. Providing your personal details can result in your sensitive information being used for criminal activity and may have a severe negative impact on your business and its’ financial well-being.    

MailGuard urges users not to click links or open attachments within emails that:      

  • Are not addressed to you by name.      
  • Appear to be from a legitimate company but use poor English or omits personal details that a legitimate sender would include.      
  • Are from businesses that you were not expecting to hear from, and/or      
  • Take you to a landing page or website that is not the legitimate URL of the company the email is purporting to be sent from.     

One email is all that it takes     

All that it takes to devastate your business is a cleverly worded email message that can steal sensitive user credentials or disrupt your business operations. If scammers can trick one person in your company into clicking on a malicious link or attachment, they can gain access to your data or inflict damage on your business.     

For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can protect your business with MailGuard's predictive and advanced email security. Talk to a solution consultant at MailGuard today about securing your company's inboxes.  

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