Be Scam Vigilant!
3 Dec 2021
There is a scam message currently being circulated regarding a vaccination benefit payment from Services Australia, with a link for further information. If you click on the link, it may take you to a fake ‘Services Australia’ website offering a COVID-19 vaccination reward. It falsely claims that all vaccinated Australians are eligible for a one-time reward payment of $750 as a thank you for the increasing vaccination rate. This payment is not real.
The website will ask you to provide your personal information and banking details to apply. The scammers will then use these to steal information and money from you. If you get a suspicious text message please report the scam.
CALL 1800 941 126 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm AEST
For more information on scams and how to protect yourself, visit ScamWatch – if something looks too be good be true, then it may well be a scam.
Current scams include:
- Fake online shopping deals
- Missed delivery, missed calls or voicemails (with link to software)
- Scammers pretending to be Australian Federal Police