Thank you for reading this topic today.... Please beware of a letter being sent out to you (MIGHT GET ONE) if you receive carer's payments for your child in the mail claiming to be from centrelink/AFP ... taskforce integrity are your details up to date? with your CRN number(THE RIGHT NUMBER) , they also claim that you need to update your details as soon as possible on line at the link below and at the back of the letter. DO NOT , DO NOT I REPEAt CLINK ON THE LINK THEY WRITE> ITS NOT FROM MY GOV !!!!. ITS A SCAM GOING
AROUNG VICTORIA AT THE
MOMEMT. Just started. A few people have already received the letter and after contacting Carers line they
where told its not from GOV its Scam letter. The problem is the CRN NUMBER IS CORRECT ....They
scamers are trying to steal personal information (Medicare number, banking details ATO TAX FILE NUMBER. If you
recieve one of
these letter straight away please telephone in person the Carers Dept through MYGOV as soon as possible. The scammers after a few days will then (If you don't get on line to their link ) FAKE LINK ..they will then send you a text saying its from CENTERLINK and you must update your details online. DO NOT DO THAT. The text will have
a NON RETURN NUMBER and
its being BLOCKED so you or Police
cannot find out who has sent the text.
These are the Things you need to do ASAP when receiving one of these letters...
1. You need to Contact Centerlink as soon as possible to ask for advice on the letter. To see if they have sent you the letter and its REAL !!!not a scam
2. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS ON THE SCAM LETTER >>>>DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION IF THE CONTACT YOU BY PHONE AND SAY THEY ARE FROM CENTERLINK . THEY WILL USE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER TO RING YOU>
3. After you have rang Carers centrelink and then they tell you its fake you need to contact ACCC and report the matter , they will give you a ID number of the case. If the texting starts you need to ring back the ACCC and report all calls. You then need to go into the bank asap to put a block on all accounts in your name ,so the Scammers can not get your pass words or account number. Cancel the bank accounts and re open new ones all new cards and accounts. go to your phone provider and change your telephone number , KEEP IT PRIVATE do not give out to Shopping centres, promotions given, and so on. BEWARE of CALLS from so called GOV BODIES >>>Always double ,triple check by ringing back .
4. You will have to call ATO and tell them about the letter , make sure they are aware and protect your tax file if some credit companies are asking for information on your behave!
5. Ring IDCARE ASAP FOR ADVICE !!! They will give you correct action points to take ASAP RING MEDICARE to double check new cards have been sent out and recieve if not they might have been stolen, Some Scamers steal mail from your letter box and only take one card so you are unaware that it has been stolen. You also need to ring credit reporting Agencies to apply for a Credit History to see if the Scamers have done something with your Name/ information theft .
Scammers love to place fear on you when they steal one or many parts of your personal information.....
DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION TO THEM!! BE STRONG AND FOLLOW A CHECK LIST
GOV DEPT YOU NEED TO CHECK WITH > SCAMERS LIKE TO DO WHAT THEY CALL >>>FISHING >>>WAITING FOR THE CHANGE TO STEAL YOUR INFORMATION THEN SLOWLY PUT FEAR INTO YOU BY TEXING AND LETTERS > THEY ALSO DO WHAT I HEARD FROM MY BANK MANAGER >>>PORTING >>>MOVING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO ANOTHER CARRIER WITHOUT YOU EVER KNOWING> BE CAREFUL PARENTS >>> WHAT A STRESSFUL WEEK THIS HAS BEEN < BUT QUICK AS A FLASH ONE NEEDS TO MOVE PAST> I HOPE NO ONE ELSE GOT IN THE MAIL ONE OF THESE AWFUL LETTERS, GOLDEN RULE NO ONE....ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK BY RINGING MYGOV..CENTRELINK CARERS LINE FIRST...DO NOT...DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK THE SCAMERS WANT YOU TO CLICK ON.IF YOU HAVE CLICKED ON THE LINK AND GIVEN OUT INFORMATION THINKING IT WAS FROM CENTRELINK CARES DEPT ,YOU NEED TO GO TO YOUR BANK ASAP TO BLOCK THE ACCOUNT AND CONTACTED MEDICARE, ATO AND SO ON. KEEP SAFE AND KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN .
KIND REGARDS SKATERGIRL08
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