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.