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Confusion over invoices sent to Parks and Leisure Australia members

Confusion over invoices sent to Parks and Leisure Australia members
May 11, 2021

The past 24 hours has seen industry body Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) experience an issue with potentially false invoices sent to member.

Early yesterday afternoon, the Adelaide-based organisation sent an email to members stating “we have have (sic) had reports of people receiving a false invoice phishing email.

“The email has a subject of either 'Invoice W15691' or 'Invoice WXXXXX', where 'XXXXX' is a series of numbers, and is being sent from finanace@parksleisure.com.au.”

PLA advised “while we investigate this matter, please do not open any attachments or click on any links provided.”

Later in the day, PLA, which has been registered as a private company since 1999, updated members “we have got to the bottom of the recent invoice billing. 

“Our web developers were conducting tests on our system on Friday 7 May which resulted in membership renewal invoices being sent early.”

The parks body went on to apologise “for any inconvenience caused”.

Image shows the email sent to PLA members.

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