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Centrelink Fraud

Recent Centrelink Fraud Cases

by Ugur Nedim
Fraudulently obtaining payments through Centrelink is a Commonwealth offence and can come with serious penalties. Like most other Commonwealth offences, all Centrelink fraud cases in Australia are prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP). Centrelink fraud can cover...

Can I Change Paying My Centrelink Debt to Community Service?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been overpaid by Centrelink you will have a debt raised against you. Even if you have done nothing wrong, or the overpayment was a result of a genuine mistake on your part, you will still be required...

How do Penalties for White Collar Crime and Social Security Fraud Compare?

by Ugur Nedim
White collar crime is a type of fraud which is usually committed against corporations or organisations. Generally, white collar crime is committed by employees of these organisations. Although there are a number of penalties that you can receive if you...

Opal Card Data Accessible by Police Without a Warrant

by Ugur Nedim
There’s no doubt that public transport smartcards are convenient for commuters who take public transport regularly, saving them money and time queuing for tickets. But along with the convenience comes a hidden cost, with recent reports revealing that data from...

Will Centrelink Prosecute If I Make a Genuine Mistake?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been overpaid by Centrelink, you could find yourself facing an investigation and possibly criminal charges for fraud. The exact nature of the charges and the likely penalty will depend on the circumstances and the amount of money...

Common Centrelink Fraud Penalties

by Ugur Nedim
If Centrelink has overpaid you as a result of a deliberate attempt to obtain payments you weren’t entitled to, you could find yourself facing fraud charges. Offences against federal government organisations such as Centrelink are treated as Commonwealth offences, and...

Will I Face Criminal Charges if I Have an Overpayment from Centrelink?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have received an overpayment from Centrelink, or any other government organisation, you may be charged with a criminal offence, depending on the circumstances. Offences involving Centrelink are classified as Commonwealth Offences, which means that they are dealt with...

What Should I do if I’m facing A Centrelink Overpayment Prosecution?

by Ugur Nedim
Over payment of Centrelink benefits can lead to serious criminal charges, particularly if it is believed that you deliberately withheld information or misled Centrelink for the purposes of receiving benefits that you weren’t entitled to. The process for Centrelink overpayment...

Section 308H of the Crimes Act: Computer Hacking and High-Tech Offences

by Ugur Nedim
Computer crime is a broad area of law that covers a number of different high-tech criminal activities, including computer fraud, unauthorised access to information, and hacking. Computer crime does not just cover offences carried out using a computer: tablets and...

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