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. Continue reading Media Resource – Scams
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 Sydney.Continue reading Five arrested for million-dollar NDIS fraud
As we look for the perfect presents for our loved ones, clever criminals are looking for their own Christmas gift – your money and identity.
Continue reading Tis’ the scamming season
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during September 2017. Continue reading September 2017 Update #DHSTV
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.
Continue reading Don’t get played by scammers!
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.
Protecting your identity and being cautious of scams is an important part of modern day life.
In early September, the joint Department of Human Services (the department) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) Taskforce Integrity spent time at the department’s service centres in Elizabeth and Salisbury, as well as the Elizabeth shopping centre.
News of Taskforce Integrity’s presence in Ipswich last week spread like wildfire, prompting the public to provide the taskforce with information they had about suspected welfare fraud.