13 February 2019
Story: You get a phone call. The caller says they’re from the ATO. They want you to pay a debt (which you know nothing about), or are asking for your personal details.
But it doesn’t seem quite right. Maybe the caller:
Or maybe you have received an email or SMS offering you a tax refund or asking for personal details, but it just smells wrong.
What to do if you think it is a scam?
You need to check it out.
If you get a phone call, ask the caller for:
You can call us on 1800 008 540 to verify that the caller is from the ATO.
If you receive an email or SMS, do not open any attachments or hyperlinks. You can report the email by forwarding the whole email to us at Report email fraud. You should then delete the email or SMS. You can also call us on 1800 008 540 to report the email or SMS.
Media: Be scam proofhttp://tv.ato.gov.au/ato-tv/media?v=bd1bdiunpnawsjExternal Link (Duration: 00:15)
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