Friday, February 22, 2013

Beware of NDIS Scammers

With the launch of the NDIS coming in June, there have been reports of individuals taking advantage of this situation by claiming to work for the Government.

These individuals have then asked people to pay an administration fee to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

These claims are false, and someone making these claims is part of a scam.

There is no need for people to pay a fee to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Government is investing $1 billion to launch the first stage of the NDIS in five sites across the country from July this year.

The NDIS Launch Transition Agency will deliver the first stage of the NDIS and in the lead up to launch will communicate with many people with disability in the launch sites.

However, the Launch Transition Agency will not be seeking fees from anyone to participate in the scheme.

You should be very wary of anyone asking for payments for Government schemes, including the NDIS.

Please make sure you do not give any personal details to anyone who tells you there is a fee for the NDIS.

If you are concerned that your privacy has been breached or you have provided personal details as a result of one of these calls, you should report it to the police.

You can also report a scam and get further information at the Government’s Scamwatch website,, or call the hotline on 1300 795 995.

If you have any further enquiries about this scam, you can email

If you want to know more about the facts of the NDIS please go to the Government’s official web site at

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