The Australia Council for the Arts is warning people about a new scam involving a caller who claims to be from ‘Australian Grants’.
The caller tells people they have won a grant from the Government. He asks them to deposit money into a bank account before they can access their grant money. The caller refers to the Australia Council website for clarification that the grants are legitimate.
The Australia Council is warning that this is a scam call. The Australia Council would never ask for grant winners to pay the Australia Council money in order for them to access grants. In addition, grant winners are notified by letter and not over the phone.
The Australia Council recommends that anyone with enquiries about our grants contact us on telephone (02) 9215 9000 or toll free 1800 226 912.