ATO Scam Alerts

Be wary of emails, phone calls and text messages claiming to be from the ATO.

If you think a phone call, SMS, voicemail or email is not genuine, do not reply to it. Instead, you should either:

The ATO are concerned about a high volume of email and SMS scams pretending to be from the ATO.

These scams tell you that you’re owed an income tax repayment and ask you to click a hyperlink and complete a form.

Clicking the link takes you to a fake ATO webpage that asks for your personal identifying information, including your credit card details.

If you receive an email or SMS like this, don’t click on any links. Report the scam to (ATO)

The below email was received by one of our staff members this week.  If you look at the “From” email address it looks legitimate but if you look at the “Reply-To” email address you can see straight away it’s a SCAM.  The last few lines of the email look suspicious too, after “My account does me a lot of good”.  The best rule of thumb is, if in doubt don’t click on any links or attachments.  


From: MyGov – Refund service <>
Subject: you have an outstanding refund from mygov
Date: 22 August 2022 at 3:06:46 pm AEST
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You have an outstanding refund from myGov
Dear Customer,
Our transaction management system detects that you are entitled to receive this payment.

Your refund is Available online: 736.98 AUD

To accept fast payment online click on the following link and save the refund information:
>› Access your form  
Registration Date              15/06/2022
Registration number         1078634609
Amount                          736.98 AUD
Details                           completed on the form
The myGov Refund Service
My account does me a lot of good! I can carry out my procedures online with ease:
.consult my healthcare reimbursements in real time,
.download my rights certificate,
.I consult my prevention markers.
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