The Federal Government has warned people to beware of contact from anyone claiming to work for the Government and tries to make them pay an administration fee to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin issued a statement in which she warned people against falling for the scam. “These claims are false. There is no need for people to pay a fee to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme. People should be very wary of anyone asking for payments for Government schemes, including the NDIS,” the statement said. “If people are concerned that their privacy has been breached or they have provided personal details as a result of one of these calls, they should report it to the police. Suspected scams can be reported to the Government’s Scamwatch website or by calling 1300 795 995. Further queries about the NDIS scam can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org”