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Beware of "Australian Government Department of Human Services Qualification for Subsidy Benefit" Scam

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Beware of "Australian Government Department of Human Services Qualification for Subsidy Benefit" Scam

The email message below, which claims the recipients qualify for Australian Government Department of Human Services subsidy benefit, is a phishing scam. The scam is being sent by scammers or cybercriminals to trick the recipients into sending them their personal and financial information. No legitimate company or government organization will send an email message their customers or citizens, asking them to reply with personal and very sensitive information. Therefore, recipients of the same email message should delete it, and should not follow the instructions in it.

Please continue reading below.

The Phishing Australian Government Department of Human Services Email Message

From: Australian Government Department of Human Services c73ea@humanservices.gov.au
Date: 13 January 2017 at 10:16:03 AM AEDT
Subject: Your 2017 Subsidy benefit - Message ID: UN4DG821

The Department of Human Services is pleased to inform you of your qualification for 2017 subsidy benefit.

In order to affirm your eligibility, simply reply to this secure message with the following details as listed below & you will be notified shortly.

Given name (first only):
Family name/Surname:
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy):
Tax File Number:
Complete Address (Street number & name/Suburb/State/Postcode):

Enter at least 2 of the information listed below correctly

1. Dividends statement (one from the last 2 years) Enter the investment reference number from your dividend statement (no spaces or '/' symbols, e.g. X0011223344):

2. Notice of assessment (one from the last 5 years) Enter the date of issue from your notice of assessment (DD/MM/YYYY):

Enter the sequence or our reference number from your notice of assessment (no spaces) :

3. PAYG summary (one from the last 2 years) Enter the gross amount (no spaces or "$" "." symbols, e.g. 2400):

4. Superannuation account details (one from the last 5 years) Enter the super fund ABN (numbers only):

Enter the member account number (no spaces):

5. Centrelink payment summary (one from the last 2 years) Enter the taxable income amount from your Centrelink payment summary (no spaces or "$" "." symbols, e.g. 2400):

6. Enter either a bank account your income tax refund was paid into for the last financial year, or an interest bearing investment account from the last 2 years.

Enter BSB:

Enter Account Number:

©2017 Commonwealth of Australia | Department of Human Services ABN 90 794 605 008

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