23 April 2019
Scammers are using pre-recorded robocalls impersonating the ATO and threatening immediate arrest for an unpaid tax debt. The scammers use a technology known as 'spoofing' to show a genuine ATO number on the caller ID. The technology also allows them to replicate websites and email addresses.
If you receive such a call or voicemail, hang up or delete it. If you have shared personal information, or made a payment to a scammer, call our dedicated scam line.
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