ATO Scam Alert!

Be on the look out for this one!

Scammers are now texting as well as calling. The ATO will never send taxpayers an email or SMS asking them to click on a link to provide login, personal or financial information, or to download a file or open an attachment. If you receive anything that looks suspicious its always best to call the Tax Office to confirm before proceeding.

The ATO has issued a warning over a new text message scam that mimics an ATO number in an attempt to steal money and personal information.

“We are seeing the emergence of a new scam, where scammers are using an ATO number to send fraudulent SMS messages to taxpayers asking them to click on a link and hand over their personal details in order to obtain a refund,” said Ms Foat, ATO Assistant Commissioner.

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