Centrelink recipients warned: ‘Your payment is on hold’
Aussies on Centrelink, or who use myGov, have been warned about a series of text messages going around that attempt to steal your details.
Services Australia said if you recently received a text message advising you about a change to your myGov account, you should think twice before clicking on any link.
“The scam text message asks you to click a link if the myGov activity was not made by you,” Services Australia said.
“The text message may ask you to click on a link or access a web form. If you do, you may be redirected to a fake myGov site designed to steal your personal information and banking details.”
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The scammers have even gone so far as to tell potential victims the information would be transferred securely.
“This is a trick to gain your trust and get you to click on the link,” Services Australia warned.
Services Australia and myGov will never send you a text message with a link.
Remember to only log into your myGov account by searching for the official website in a trusted web browser and never click on links in web forms, emails or text messages.
What to do if you receive the scam message
If you get a suspicious message, there are and report the scam.
You should call the straight away if you have clicked on a link or opened an attachment in a suspicious email or text message, or given someone you don’t know your myGov or other personal details.
Find out more about , including how to protect yourself against scams and what to do if a scam has affected you.
So far this year, Aussies have lost more than $425 million to scams, according to the Scamwatch website.
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