• Scam Alert

    We have become aware that someone claiming to be from the Finance Department is calling members of the public suggesting they are owed money.  One member of the public was told he was owed $7000. The caller gave the customer a phone number and a reference number to call back the next day. The caller asked the customer how he would like to receive the money.

    The Department of Finance does not call customers to return money and we do not ask for personal confidential information over the phone.

    If you get a call like this, we recommend you report the call to the Department of Commerce scamnet website.

    You can also call the Consumer Protection's advice line: 1300 30 40 54.

    Published date: 17 October 2014