The Reserve Bank of Australia is warning the public to be aware of unsolicited e-mails and phone calls purportedly from the Reserve Bank.

The Reserve Bank is aware of an increased number of scams using details of the Bank. Scammers often use details of the Bank to make their scams seem more realistic, including the names of senior staff, contact information and the Reserve Bank logo.

In establishing whether you might be the subject of a scam, it is important to remember that, unsolicited:

  • the Reserve Bank will never ask you for any personal or financial details
  • the Reserve Bank will never instruct you to transfer personal funds into an account
  • the Reserve Bank will never ask you for a fee to allow the transfer of personal funds into or out of Australia.

If you believe that you have been contacted by a scammer, we urge you to immediately stop corresponding with the suspected scammers and report the scam to Scamwatch.

Please visit Scamwatch for additional information on scams, including where to get help.


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