WARNING: phone scam regarding immigration status

24 May 2017

DFAT is aware of a phone scam involving a caller seeking confirmation of immigration status. The caller is asking people to pay money to avoid having their Australian visa cancelled.

Please be aware that DFAT would never ask for payment to be made over the phone. Do not volunteer your details or pay any money in response.

If you receive a call of this nature, we advise that you hang up immediately and report the call to police in your state or territory, and to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection using their dedicated reporting service.

To find out more about migration fraud and scams, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

WARNING: PHONE SCAM


Last Updated: 24 May 2017