We have been informed of scam text messages (SMS) claiming to be from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. These messages state that a data security breach has occurred and they invite members of the public to call a particular telephone number and leave their name, address and PPSN number. This Office never contacts members of the public by SMS about data security breaches. We do not require or collect PPS numbers.
We advise anyone receiving such messages not to call the number provided. Instead they can report the incident to this Office at 057 868 4800.