Current NDIS scam alert

Posted: February 5, 2021

The NDIS has raised alert over a current scam operating on social media. The latest information and advice from the NDIS warns the general public to be aware of scammers capitalising on the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The NDIS stated: ‘[We] are currently aware of a scam which involves scammers sending private Facebook messages advising of an “NDIS Charity Program” or COVID-19 “Relief Package Scheme”.

The private message initially appears to be a friendly inquiry on the person’s well-being, but leads to a “referral” to the charity program. The person is then asked to click a link and provide personal information.

Please be aware, there is no NDIS charity program or relief package scheme and scammers are using the personal identifying information they obtain to compromise and misuse identity.

The NDIS does not privately message anyone through Facebook or any other social media platform. We only use our official NDIS Facebook page to keep followers informed.

Always remember to contact the NDIS fraud reporting and scams helpline on 1800 650 717 or email fraudreporting@ndis.gov.au if you see or suspect a scam against a participant, provider or the Scheme.’