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Beware of scammers asking for NDIS fees

12 February 2013



People are being warned to beware of contact from anyone claiming to work for the government, requesting an administration fee to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

These claims are false. There is no need for people to pay a fee to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The NDIS Launch Transition Agency will deliver the first stage of the NDIS. In the lead up to the launch date, the agency will communicate with people with disability in the launch sites.

However, the agency will not be seeking fees from anyone to participate in the scheme.

People should be very wary of anyone asking for payments for government schemes, including the NDIS.

If a person is 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.

You can also report a scam and get further information at the Commonwealth Government's Scamwatch website, www.scamwatch.gov.au, or call the hotline on 1300 795 995.

If you have any further enquiries about this scam, you can send an email to helpdesk.fraud@fahcsia.gov.au

For more information about the NDIS please go to www.ndis.gov.au

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