Beware of phone and internet scams impersonating Home Affairs

Phone scams and Home Affairs


Be aware of scammers who impersonate the Department of Home Affairs by phoning on our behalf or copying one of our websites. The Government is aware of a current scam where people are receiving a phone call with an automated voice claiming to be from the Department of Home Affairs.


Be aware of scammers who impersonate the Department of Home Affairs by phoning on our behalf or copying one of our websites.

We are aware of a current scam where people are receiving a phone call with an automated voice claiming to be from the Department of Home Affairs. The voice tells them that ‘a warrant is out for their arrest.’ This is a scam. We have referred this scam to relevant agencies.

What you should do: Hang up and report the call to
ACCC Scamwatch​. You should never give out personal details to a scammer. 

Protect yourself from scammers​

Make sure you always check that any government website link contains ‘.gov.au’ at the end. You should only provide financial and identity information such as passport details on secure websites.

Find out more about ​how to protect your personal informat​​ion onlin​e.​

 

Phone scams and Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs warns people on TPV, SHEV, new settlement people and refugees that there is a phone scam. Beware! Use your common sense when someone rings you and tells “there is a warrant for your arrest”, this is a scam.

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