Be wary of domain name scams

Be wary of domain name scams

We have received advice released from auDA, the .au domain administrator, of a phishing scam targeting .au domain name registrants via email.

The emails are of someone posing as an auDA employee and requesting copies of personal documents, including photo identification and a Medicare Card to a nominated email address. If you receive an email such as these, please do not reply, and instead notify ACCC Scamwatch (link opens in new window).

Please don’t click on any links or open any attachments inside of the email, complete any personal information requests.

If you are concerned you have been phished or scammed, or you have provided your personal details in response to this email, please make a report to your State or Territory police, and to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (link opens in new window).

Please note that the auDA will never request registrant’s personal information themselves, they will only go through your registrar.