Tuesday, 1 December 2020
This is a joint release between the Australian Federal Police and Services Australia.
A 34-year-old Melbourne man accused of fraudulently accessing Commonwealth welfare payments and other Federal Government grants appeared before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday (30 November 2020) on 6 fraud-related offences.
Scammers are more likely to catch you off guard
during Christmas, here are some tips on how to stay scam-safe this Christmas
Department of Human Services has just announced a three-year arrangement with
IDCARE to help victims of scams and identity theft.
The Department of Human Services warns people to be aware of the growing threat of scam emails, phone calls and SMS messages pretending to be from the department.
This is a
joint media release from the Australian Federal Police, Department of Human
Services and The National Disability Insurance Agency.
A joint agency investigation into an organised criminal syndicate
suspected of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) of
millions of dollars has today resulted in the arrest of five people in western
As we look for the perfect presents for our loved ones, clever criminals are looking for their own Christmas gift – your money and identity.
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during September 2017.
Be cautious about emails, faxes, SMS and phone calls claiming to be from the Australian Taxation Office. Read these indicators of scams so you can stay safe.
We are aware of a scam email telling people they can get a ‘subsidy benefit’. The email asks you to reply with personal information to confirm your eligibility.
A phone call or email out of the blue offering you a ‘not-to-be-missed investment opportunity’ or requesting you to ‘confirm your login details’ with a bank should be treated with extreme caution.