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If you have downloaded the fake VEVO app we strongly recommend deleting it. An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or an Australian Visitor visa is not a work visa.

A common approach has seen visa holders receiving a phone call from an individual posing as an immigration official.

The caller has the visa holder's passport and date of birth, and claims that the date of birth recorded is incorrect and needs to be updated for a cost.

The scammer contacts a victim through a fake email address and claims to be from the department or another Australian Government agency.

The email address used by the scammer is not a genuine departmental email address and ends in '.pn' . Victims can receive an email unsolicited, after they register their details on a job seeking website, or after responding to a non-genuine employment ad.

The phone number might appear to be a genuine official number.

The Department will never request money over the phone.

We are concerned by recent scam phone calls, claiming to be from the Department of Home Affairs (the Department), with the caller requesting money to progress visa applications.

The caller identifies themselves as an employee of the Department, and typically introduces themselves using a first name.

The fake app had a similar look and feel to the official my VEVO app and requested date of birth and a reference number from users.

The official my VEVO app requests more security information including a secure pin or fingerprint scan.

The caller claims that the visa holder will be deported if they don't make this payment. If you receive a call of this nature, we advise that you hang up immediately and report the call to police in your state or territory, and to us using the dedicated reporting service.