It’s Tax Time And SCAM Time All At Once
Please see an email that is being sent around at the moment. The sender claims they are from the ATO when in fact they are not.
Make sure you protect yourself from scams now and in the future.
If you get anything like this email below DO NOT RESPOND.
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Message For: NAME OF POTENTIAL VICTIM
We have worked hard to determinate as accurately as possible the tax refunds that our citizens should receive. As a result, our calculations regarding your past year taxes tell us that we have to refund you $475.35 AUD.
Quick info about your refund:
Refund amount: $475.35 AUD.
Tax ID number: W4077821.
Payout method: Australian Bank Account or Australian Credit Card.
Processing time: We complete most of the refunds in 12 working days.
- In order to start the refund process, you need to visit the link below and complete the tax refund form.
tax.ref.aspx?id= potential victim
In some cases such as peak periods the processing time could take longer. If your refund appears to be delayed, you can make a formal enquiry.
- For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time. If we will discover invalid records on your refund form, the process will be frozen and we will contact you again. To avoid any delays, please make sure that you will fill the required info exactly as registered.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
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