Australia Post appears to have become the target of an unfortunate prankster after customers discovered an embarrassing anomaly on its website.
The irregularity was spotted Saturday morning on the site’s login page and later appeared on social media, prompting calls for the company to “get your act together”.
In the section of the page usually reserved for the company’s “latest updates”, it instead displayed a crude message about staff using drugs.
“We are smoking meth,” the message read.
Customers react to Australia Post prank
It was enough to spark a strong reaction from a customer who shared a screenshot of the “update” in a post to a Facebook group dedicated to complaining about Australia Post.
“Someone is giving AP some payback,” she wrote.
“I spat my coffee all over my keyboard! Go to the AP link and wait a few seconds.”
The woman also filmed herself accessing the webpage from Google search, suggesting the message wasn’t manually added after her screenshot was taken.
“This is the actual website, I use it every day,” she said as she clicked its link before waiting momentarily for the inappropriate message to appear.
Many were highly amused by what they saw, while it seemed to spark frustration among others.
“OMG get your act together Aus post,” one person wrote in a comment.
“So that's their new tactics to get parcels out to us?” someone else said.
A third described the person responsible for the message a “legend”.
It’s not known how long the message was displayed on the login page, however it had been removed by about midday Saturday.
An Australia Post spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia the person responsible for the message has had their account disabled.
“We apologise to our customers for the unauthorised offensive post,” they said in a statement.
“The offending message has been removed and we have disabled the account that posted it.”
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