The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a high volume of SMS and email scams pretending to be from the ATO.

These scams encourage you to click on a link that directs you to a fake myGov sign-in page to try and get your username and password. The messages may include the phrases ‘your ATO refund’, ‘tax return’ or an ‘ATO notification’ – more examples can be found on the ATO website.

If you get an SMS or email like this, do not click any links or open attachments. Forward the message or entire email to [email protected], and then delete it.

Remember, access online services by typing or into your browser.

Visit to find out more.

Read more about how to verify and report a scam in your preferred language on the ATO website:

·         Arabic

·         Assyrian

·         Simplified Chinese

·         Traditional Chinese

·         Dari

·         Hindi

·         Khmer

·         Korean

·         Nepali

·         Punjabi

·         Spanish

·         Thai

·         Urdu

·         Vietnamese


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