Centrelink Scam

Article published 23 January 2018

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Be aware of email scams

Centrelink is warning about a ‘subsidy benefit’ scam email, which has been sent to people. The email looks as though it originates from Centrelink. It doesn’t.

This particular email asks you to reply with personal details to confirm your eligibility for the non-existent ‘subsidy benefit’.

In general, scam emails, phone calls, SMS and Facebook messages can look or sound very realistic. Scammers often pretend to be legitimate Departments or agencies to obtain money and personal details.

Don’t provide your personal details if you’re unsure of the person contacting you. When in doubt, delete the email.

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