Watch out for scams

Scammers are using COVID-19 to take advantage of people across Australia. There have been reports of scammers targeting students by impersonating banks and Centrelink.

Watch out for emails, text messages and social media posts that claim to offer financial support or freebies. And follow these tips to help you avoid getting scammed:

  • never pay your university fees through a third party
  • do not provide your personal, banking or superannuation details to people who have approached you
  • check if agencies are genuine by contacting them independently.

For examples of COVID-19 related scams and how to avoid them, visit the ScamWatch website.