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.