Scrambled mobile text messages, messages sent through an app, and text messages that appear to have been read through an SMS app are among the messages you may have missed, according to the Australian Financial Quality Authority.AUSTRAC says the agency will be investigating how much data was being stored and how the data was processed, and will look into whether the messages should be classified as fraudulent.
The AFRAA says it received a complaint from a user of a popular messaging app, Viber, who sent a series of messages with text messages sent from a device in Australia.
The user said he received a message, which contained a QR code that led him to a website, where he could download a file containing the message.
The messages were then read through the application and analysed for text content.
A review of the files found they had been processed in Australia and not in China.
The Australian Federal Police said it is looking into whether data was stolen from a phone by the person in question, and the AFRAC has asked the AFP for advice on how to deal with the problem.
The ABC contacted Viber for comment but has not received a response.
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