Australians should be aware of passport scams that request people to scan and email their passport details.
These scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information and in some cases money.
The department will never ask you to email a photo or a scan of your passport to renew your passport or request money by email.
If you receive a passport scam email or something that you suspect may be a passport scam email:
For more information about scams, see