Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Warning on attempted NDIS scam

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has become aware of a potential scam involving participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Please be aware that the NDIA will not ask for personal information, such as your bank account details, over the phone or in an email. You should only provide this information to the NDIA using the Bank Account Details Form. This form can be returned to your local NDIA office or by post to:

National Disability Insurance Agency
GPO Box 700
Canberra, ACT 2601

If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the NDIA and requesting this information, do not give it to them.

Please report all cases of attempted scams to your NDIA contact or call 1800 800 110.

Visit the NDIS Privacy web page to find out more about the NDIA’s procedures for handling your personal information. You can also find out more about known scams via the Australian Government Scamwatch website.

Source: DS NSW e-Update October 2014 #1

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