WARNING - SCAMMERS!


Unfortunately during times like these there are some people looking to take advantage of you:


Note - The ATO will NEVER:-


· Send an email or SMS with a hyperlink direct to our online services such as myGov.


· Request personal identifying information via a return email unless you have agreed to engage with us in this way


· Send you unsolicited pre-recorded messages to your phones using a fake or ‘spoofed’ phone number


· Threaten you with immediate arrest and insist you or your clients stay on the line until a payment is made


· Prevent you from discussing your tax affairs with your accountant


· Make a conference call between us and you


· Request payment of a debt via iTunes, Google Play cards or other vouchers, cryptocurrency, cardless cash transfer, offshore wire transfer or into a bank account not held by the Reserve Bank of Australia


· Ask you to pay a fee to receive a refund.


· To check if a suspicious call, message or request is from us, you can phone the ATO scam hotline on 1800 008 540.


You can also visit ato.gov.au/scams for more information about how to verify and report a scam, and see our latest scam alerts.

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