Scams try to trick you into paying money or giving out your personal details. There are many types of scams that pretend to represent government, including myGov.
What to watch out for
myGov is delivered by Services Australia. We will never send you an email or SMS with a hyperlink directing you to sign in to your myGov account. Always access myGov by typing in the web address yourself.
Services Australia and myGov will never send you an email or text message asking for your:
- myGov PIN
- secret questions and answers
- personal details.
When you are signed in to myGov, the messages in your myGov Inbox are secure. It’s safe to open links included in myGov Inbox messages.
Find out how to identify the different types of scams on the Scamwatch website.
If you receive a myGov scam email or SMS
If you get a suspicious message:
- don’t reply to the message
- don’t open any links
- don’t download any attachments.
If you haven’t given the scammer your details, report the scam on the Scamwatch website.
If you’ve given a scammer your details or think you’ve been scammed
If you gave your myGov details and other personal information to a scammer, call the Services Australia Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk.
If the scam is related to a service you are using through myGov, for example the Australian Taxation Office, contact that service.
For other scams, find out where to get help on the Scamwatch website.