There has been a recent increase in the number of scam calls by individuals pretending to be staff at the Australian Taxation Office.
The caller states the receiver owes a significant debt to the ATO and is required to pay the debt immediately or they are at risk of being arrested.
One such scam is the ‘Fake Tax Agent’ phone scam, where a three-way conversation is initiated between the scammer, the victim, and another scammer impersonating the victim’s tax agent.
Please click on the link below for more information about these scams.
If you are in any doubt about a call, hang up and phone the ATO on 1800 008 540 to check if the call is legitimate, or to report a scam.