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Beware of "Your 2018 Subsidy Benefit" Australian Government Department of Human Services Phishing Scams

2018-02-28T02:39:53 -  +
Beware of "Your 2018 Subsidy Benefit" Australian Government Department of Human Services Phishing Scams

Recipients of the "2018 Subsidy Benefit" email messages like the sample below, which appear as if they came from The Australian Government Department of Human Services requesting personal information in order to receive their 2018 subsidy benefits, should delete the email messages and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams send by cybercriminals or scammers to trick potential victims into sending them their personal information. And, once the cyber crooks have received their potential victims’ information, they will attempt to scam them, or sell the same information to other scammers.

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Remember, The Australian Government Department of Human Services will never send email messages to Australians asking them to respond with their personal or financial information.

Sample of the “Your 2018 Subsidy Benefit” Australian Government Department of Human Services Scam

From: "Australian Government Department of Human Services" <humanservices_department872783_82873@humanservices.com>

Sent: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at 20:41

Subject: jasneet.syali@yahoo.com - Subsidy benefit - Message ID: M1ZTNV

Australian Government Department of Human Services

*** THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SUBSIDY BENEFIT ALLOCATION ***

The Department of Human Services is pleased to notify your attention of your qualification for subsidy benefit.

In order to affirm your eligibility, simply reply to this securemage result for security lock imagesmessage 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. $48,000.00 enter 48000):

4. 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. $48,000.00 enter 48000):

5. 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:

©2018 Commonwealth of Australia | Department of Human Services ABN 90 794 605 008

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  • Posted: May 26, 2018 6:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Singapore, Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore

    This message seems to appear in my encrypted email account shortly after applying for centrelink payments.

    I know this because I cancelled a recent application but the messages came to my account shortly after, and recently signed up to centrelink payments then again recieved these emails.

    One has to wonder how the cybercriminals know I've signed up with centrelink in the first place.

    I suspect the information is being garnered on the side of centrelinks servers - which is indeed a concern.

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 7, 2018 6:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Saint Lucia, Queensland, Australia

      I think that the Centrelink servers are leaking our information too. I just received a scam email after applying for a childcare subsidy.

      delete


    • Posted: Jun 4, 2018 12:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Plympton, South Australia, Australia

      I just received this exact email today. I'm not that gullible though, so I just deleted it.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 27, 2018 1:41 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: Your 2018 Subsidy benefit - adslcgp3@tpg.com.au - Message ID: 1O0GBZ
    Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:05:04 -0700
    From: Australian Government Department of Human Services
    Reply-To: qcls@pobox.sk

    Australian

    Government Department of Human Services
    *** THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SUBSIDY BENEFIT ALLOCATION ***


    The Department of Human Services is pleased to bring to your knowledge, your qualification for 2018 subsidy benefit.

    In order to affirm your eligibility, simply reply to this securemage
    result for security lock imagesmessage 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. $48,000.00 enter 48000):

    4. 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. $48,000.00 enter 48000):

    5. 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:


    ©2018 Commonwealth of Australia | Department of Human Services ABN 90 794 605 008

    This message is intended for the addressee named and may contain privileged
    information or confidential information or both. If you are not the intended
    recipient please delete it and notify the sender.

    delete


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