We are urging our members to be wary of tax themed scam texts, emails and calls requesting confidential tax information.

These scammers often disguise themselves as individuals working for the ATO or other government agencies such as MyGov and urge the recipient of the call, text, or email to make a payment by clicking a link.

Common types of Financial Tax Scams include phishing scams, phone scams, identity theft and fake charities.

To protect yourself from these scams, please follow the advice from ACMA:

  • Do not click on any links in unexpected texts or emails.
  • Do not provide personal information over the phone.
  • Do not rely on the contact information given by the caller, or within the text or email.

Please note: the ATO will never threaten arrest, urge immediate payment of a fine or tax debt, nor will they cancel or suspend your Tax File Number. If you are unsure if a call, text or email is legitimate, please contact the ATO on 1800 008 540.

If you are unsure about the security of your account or believe you have been scammed, contact us immediately on 1300 36 2000.

For more information, please visit https://www.acma.gov.au/articles/2023-07/scam-alert-end-financial-year-tax-scams