The caller will usually insist that a fine be paid immediately as a penalty for an alleged error committed by the intended victim.
We can confirm that we will not ask for payment of fines or penalties by telephone.
The information available on this page explains, how you can protect yourself from migration fraud and scams.
People might give you false or misleading information in order to defraud you.
The scammer contacts a victim through a fake email address and claims to be from the department or another Australian Government agency.
The email address used by the scammer is not a genuine departmental email address and ends in '.pn' . Victims can receive an email unsolicited, after they register their details on a job seeking website, or after responding to a non-genuine employment ad.
If someone says you can work on an ETA or a visitor visa, they are lying to you.
The fake VEVO app appeared briefly on the Google Play Store, but has since been removed.
It is your responsibility to be vigilant and careful to avoid scams.
Keep yourself safe by knowing the current scams and trends that we are aware of.
A common approach has seen visa holders receiving a phone call from an individual posing as an immigration official.
The caller has the visa holder's passport and date of birth, and claims that the date of birth recorded is incorrect and needs to be updated for a cost.