ACS's Info.Age zine reports Super Fund SCAM... check you Super Balance ASAP

So, our scammers:

  • buy a list of IDs on Deep Web

  • log into super-fund memberships
    & Change Dates-of-Birth<-RED FLAG

  • put victims' $$ into new Aussie
    bank A/C's

  • let folks in HK buy costly Jewels

  • sell the jewels

  • run $$ thru CryptoCurrencies

(Profit) …but they Get Caught! :~)

(It's likely been on TV & Twitter by
now, so this is just to warn others,
who aren't be TV-viewers+Twitterers)

Comments

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    If you've LOST any $$ to this SCAM
    let us know which Super Funds have
    been hit, below…

  • +1 vote

    log into super-fund memberships
    & Change Dates-of-Birth<-RED FLAG

    put victims' $$ into new Aussie
    bank A/C's

    unless you're in retirement age, this isnt really possible

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      unless you're in retirement age, this isnt really possible

      IF the scammers are able to change the date of birth (as per the original post), they could just change it to a date that means the member has passed retirement age.

      I don't know if I'm missing something here, but I can't see how they'd be able change the DOBs online by logging into an account. The DOB is usually not updateable from the website. It is always only updated in the backend once documents have been received to prove that it's incorrect.

  • +1 vote

    What’s with the formatting?

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    Don't they intercept mail too?

    Does this scam require that they log in to a superannuation account that has had no log in created? that would mean anyone who has created a log in isn't going to be scammed.

    I had an issue with my DoB with a super fund when I tried to consolidate 2 super funds. They did not make it easy to change my date of birth.

    Presumably any half decent super fund would make it impossible to just change your DoB to make you old enough to access your super without requiring proof. Otherwise anyone who was impatient could just change their DoB and start taking out their own money.

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