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Beware of "Australian Government Department of Human Services Qualification for 2016 Subsidy Benefit" Scam

2016-09-07T10:45:06 -  +
Beware of "Australian Government Department of Human Services Qualification for 2016 Subsidy Benefit" Scam

The email message below, which claims the recipients qualify for the 2016 Australian Government Department of Human Services subsidy benefit, is 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 department is ever likely to ask recipients to supply such information by replying to an email. Therefore, recipients of the same email message should delete it, and should not follow the instructions in it.

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The Phishing Australian Government Department of Human Services Email Message

From: Australian Government Department of Human Services [mailto:hs37s@humanservices.gov.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2016 2:31 PM
Subject: Your 2016 Subsidy benefit - Code: m1sT2

Importance: High

The Department of Human Services will like to inform you of your qualification for 2016 subsidy benefit.

In other 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:

©2016 Commonwealth of Australia | Department of Human Services ABN 90 794 605 008

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  • Posted: May 10, 2017 at 10:35 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I also received this same email yesterday.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 13, 2017 at 1:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I received an email like this today, it was exactly like the one shown in the example above but the dates were changed to suit this year.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 12, 2017 at 1:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Birchgrove, New South Wales, Australia

    I received this email this morning 13/2/2017, so it is still circulating.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 at 12:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: New Farm, Queensland, Australia

    I have just received one to my email address for 2017, exactly like the one listed above but dated to suit this year, so here we go again, just lucky that I am a little more savvy than your average Koala haha.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 15, 2016 at 10:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Southbank, Victoria, Australia

    You would thing the government would own and secure the domanin 'humanservices.gov.au'

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 28, 2016 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia

    This email came to me and it originated from an email address bx2s@humanservices.gov.au . Can Human Services do something to prevent them using their domain in their email address?

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 28, 2016 at 5:02 PM by info

      Although the email message appears as if it was sent from within their domain, it was not. The email address was spoofed, meaning, the email was sent from another email account and the "From" address changed to a Human Service email address, to make the same email appear as if it came from Human Service.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 13, 2016 at 8:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I provided some personal details via email in response to the "Subsidy benefit M1st2" email including address and tax file number as well as some PAYG information.

    I am unsure what I should now?

    Thank you and kind regards,

    Margaret

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 13, 2016 at 9:17 PM by info

      The main aim of the scammers is to trick you into sending them money. The information that you have sent is not enough to steal your identity, but they will continue to contact you in an attempt to scam you. Therefore, just be careful going forward.

      delete


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