Flight scam alert
There are reports that Australians overseas are being contacted by someone claiming to be from DFAT, offering flights and requesting credit card information.
DFAT will never request payment over the phone. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from DFAT seeking payment for one of these flights, please hang up.
DFAT has arranged an initial eight facilitated commercial flights with Qantas to return Australians from the UK, India and South Africa. DFAT contacts vulnerable Australians to ensure they are prioritised on these flights. We're in the process of contacting relevant consular clients to warn them of this potential scam.
If you have concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305.
- For general advice on scams and what to do if you're a victim overseas, see our I've been scammed overseas page.