In today’s world of technology, there are more and more methods which scammers are using in order to impersonate government agencies such as Taxation Office, ASIC etc.
There is a current scam involving 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.
If you receive one of these calls or a voicemail, please hang up or delete any message. If you have shared personal information, or have made a payment to a scammer, please contact us. The Taxation Office do have a dedicated scam line which you can also call on 1800 008 540.
The Taxation Office will never:
Scammers are becoming more sophisticated, using technology that allows them to replicate caller IDs, websites and email addresses. The best way to protect yourselves against scams is to: