Online risks

The number of cybercriminals is increasing steadily and ultimately the amount of so-called phishing e-mails and malware on websites. On this page, you will find tips and examples about online risks so that you can protect yourself as much as possible.


Below, you will find the list of online risks compiled by the Austrian Institute for Applied Telecommunications (ÖIAT):

The most important tips:

Do not share usernames, passwords, credit card data or account information via e-mail. When logging in, make sure you are actually on a website of Austrian Post. Delete any e-mails that look suspicious to you.


Despite comprehensive preventive action, e-mail addresses of Österreichische Post are sometimes illegally used for sending such e-mails. Be careful! Other companies are also affected by phishing activities. Below, you will find information about some of the latest online phishing incidents. This is how phishing e-mails can look like for which Österreichische Post AG is illegally used as the sender:

Examples of current phishing attempts


How can I easily detect phishing:

  • On the basis of the sender
    • The mail address does not end with
    • The name of the sender is not Austrian Post
  • By the content
    • The text is written in incorrect German; the writing style does not match Austrian Post; the salutation by name is missing
    • The appearance does not match other e-mails or other messages sent by Österreichische Post AG.
    • The content of the message does not match (I am not currently waiting for any item to be delivered by mail)
    • The message contains a request for payment or account data or other personal information (via mail or by clicking on a link)

Other tips

How to protect yourself even better. Detailed information about our tips.

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Security is a top priority for us!

What we do to provide secure online services.

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Be careful with other senders as well

Other corporations are also affected by phishing activities.

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