Scams

ATO warns:

You should be wary of emails, faxes, SMS and phone calls claiming to be from the ATO.

These could be scams to trick you into providing either money or personal information.

Once they have your information, scammers may use it to:

  • access your bank accounts
  • take out loans in your name
  • lodge false tax returns
  • claim Centrelink or other benefits.

Complaints from victims of scams and fraud. We work hard to help as many as we can, but so many scams come from outside Australia. In these cases, it’s almost impossible to get your money back.

 

Queensland government says:

Common scams

We get lots of complaints from victims of scams and fraud. We work hard to help as many as we can, but so many scams come from outside Australia. In these cases, it’s almost impossible to get your money back.

SCAMwatch provides information on common scams that you should look out for. Learn how to recognise and protect yourself. Follow the links on this page to find out more about each type of scam.

Consumers

Some of the most common scams are:

For information on current scams go to:

SCAMWatch or

to verify or report an ATO scam visit ATO website.