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Scam alert: ACMA warns of scammers impersonating Department of Home Affairs staff


The Australian Communications and Media Authority is receiving reports of scammers impersonating staff from the Department of Home Affairs. These scammers may:

  • threaten you with arrest
  • say you are being investigated for criminal activities
  • claim your identity has been stolen.

They are trying to get your personal details or money. If you receive such a call, do not share any personal information and hang up immediately.

Government agencies will not threaten you or ask for immediate payments over the phone.

Find out more about phone scams, or visit the Scamwatch website for details on government impersonation scams and threat scams.

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