Review security to stop fraud and protect your clients
Criminals may target your practice to access your clients' information.
Review your security procedures to help stop fraud and protect your clients from identity theft.
We recommend you:
- check the proof of identity for all new clients and question discrepancies before you prepare and lodge their returns
- ensure your computer security systems are up to date and you are protected against cyber attacks
- talk to your clients and staff about the importance of keeping personal information secure – including user IDs, passwords, TFNs, ABNs and other data.
You or your clients may receive fraudulent communications that claim to be from us, so it's important to know how to spot a scam.
For examples of tax-related scams, visit How to verify or report a scam.
Prevent your practice being inadvertently involved in fraud by reviewing your security procedures.