There’s a new email scam pretending to be from Medicare. The message is telling people they’re owed a rebate of over $200.
The email tells people to click a link to a website and share their personal details. It’s very similar to a recent SMS message that scammers were sending.
If you got an SMS or email like that, please do not click on the link or respond to the sender. If you’ve provided your personal details, you need to call the Human Services Scam and Identity Theft Helpline on 1800 941 126.
You should also report it to scamwatch.gov.au and delete the message.
Medicare doesn’t include links in thier emails or text messages. They do not offer patients money from Medicare without sending them an official letter first.
The Human Services department is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to have the website removed as quickly as possible