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ATO alert courtesy of the Australian Taxation Office;

ATO scams update

The ATO are advising to be aware of scammers using all types of technology and mediums to prey on unsuspecting tax payers.

In the February, the ATO impersonation scam report showed:

  • 9,342 phone scam reports were officially recorded this month, a significant decrease of over 13,800 reports from January.
  • 327 phishing scam emails were reported to reportemailfraud@ato.gov.au.
  • $256,635 was reported as being paid to scammers, over $240,000 less than January. The number of bank transfer payments significantly increased in February accounting for 47% of the total payments while Google Play and iTunes combined accounted for 49%. There were no payments via Bitcoin reported this month.
  • Clients who provided scammers with their personal identifying information (PII) totalled 52% which is slightly lower than January.

If you are unsure if you are speaking direct to the ATO please contact our office on 97211 055 or you can read more about protecting your identity on the ATO website.

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