Update: Medicare SMS Scam

The Department of Human Services can confirm the malicious websites have now been removed. 

People have been receiving an SMS telling them to click a link through to fake Medicare websites and share their personal details.  

While this particular scam has been stopped, it’s important to remain vigilant and remember to protect your personal information, as these types of scams are becoming more frequent.

Remember – the Department of Human Services does not include links in our text messages.

For more information about scams and how to avoid them, please visit humanservices.gov.au/scams

If you did receive this text and you provided personal details, you should contact our Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk on 1800 941 126.