COVID-19 scam targeting DVA clients

There’s a scam being sent to DVA clients and others purporting to be from DVA and COVID-19 support payments – DO NOT FALL FOR IT.

The email subject relates to COVID-19 payments offered by the Australian government, and the hosted content includes the myGov branding, which appears legitimate to recipients.

However, the scam prompts users to provide scans of their passport and driver’s licence in addition to a picture of themselves holding the documents.

COVID-19 scam sample
COVID-19 scam sample

If you receive an email of this nature, either at work or home, do not open the attachment or click on any link.

You should delete the email immediately.

Three simple rules to remember to protect yourself and your information from malicious emails are:

  1. Don’t open messages if you don’t know the sender, or if you’re not expecting them.
  2. Be suspicious of messages that are not addressed directly to you, or don’t use your correct name.
  3. Don’t reply to or forward chain letters you receive by email.

And don’t click links in emails that are even slightly suspicious. Google-search for the right information instead [CONTACT tip].

For more information on current scam activities, visit:

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Thanks Tony 😉

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Brian Hartigan

Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

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