Scam Alert: Beware Of Fake Medicare Emails Currently Doing The Rounds

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Scam Alert: Beware Of Fake Medicare Emails Currently Doing The Rounds

Aussies are warned to be careful when opening any emails claiming to be from Medicare.

The Australian Government issued a warning on their Stay Smart Online website detailing a scam that is currently doing the rounds. 

"Scammers have set up a clone of the myGov website to trick you into sharing your login and bank account details," they wrote.

"The scam starts with a phishing email that looks like it is from Medicare, asking you to update your Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) details, so you can start receiving payments for Medicare benefits and claims."

Clicking on the link in the email takes recipients to a replica of the myGov website. It looks very similar to the real thing, but the URL finishes with .net instead of .gov.au.

Anyone that enters their login details will be directed to enter their secret security question and answer, and will then be asked to input their bank details. 

To stay safe, never click on any links in emails that claim to be from myGov or Medicare. myGov will never send you a text, email or attachments with links to any websites.

To find out more visit the Stay Smart Online website.

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