Don’t Get Fooled By Tax Scammers

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the ATO, it may be one of the new ways scammers are targeting people.  The robotic voice may say something like “as per our recent audit, we have identified incorrect sorted tax filings and we regret to inform you that your account has been marked delinquent on account of tax avoidance.  A petition note has been filed against your name, including a warrant for your arrest”.

So if you do receive a similar sounding phone call, don’t panic.  Just hang up the phone and either give us a call on 38813029 or call the ATO directly.  This also applies to emails you may receive that might say you have an unclaimed refund or similar.  Don’t open the email, delete it immediately.

 

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