We help Australian Government entities deal with unseen and unchecked fraud.
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We will equip Australian Government entities with guidance and tools to strengthen the foundation of leading counter fraud capability.
We will enable Australian Government entities to respond to emerging issues, connect, collaborate and share data and information.
We will empower Australian Government entities to create positive change, embed leading practice capability, measure the fraud problem and measure the return of investment and impact of their counter fraud activities.
Scammers have been sending emails pretending to be the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre.
To check if the government website or email is genuine, make sure its address ends in ‘.gov.au’
It’s important to remember that the Centre will never ask you to disclose personal or banking information.
If you receive an email that looks suspicious please do not click on any links or respond to the email.
See the Find where to report fraud page for more information on how to report scams.
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Former Services Australia employee uses position to create fictional identity and claim Jobseeker payments
A former Services Australia employee used their position to create a fictional identity and claim Jobseeker payments over March and April 2021 totalling $3,828. The staff member created a JobSeeker claim for the fake identity, entering notes into the system to give it a feeling of authenticity, and directed the payments for the identity to his son’s bank account.
The staff member also asked a colleague at Services Australia to generate one JobSeeker payment for the identity on his behalf.
Not only did the staff member lose their job, they narrowly missed a jail sentence, with the prosecutor commenting that the staff member’s actions were “serious misconduct” and a breach of trust to Services Australia”.
Senior public servant involved in Australia’s largest public sector fraud
A former Western Australian senior public official used an elaborate fake invoicing scheme in what has been described as Australia's largest public sector fraud.
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