The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is responding to increased criminal efforts to impersonate legitimate taxpayers to lodge fraudulent tax returns or gain access to data that they can make money from with changes that prevent unauthorised access to client accounts.
Did you know that Cybercrime is one of the most prevalent threats in Australia, and the most significant threat in terms of overall volume and impact to individuals and businesses?
To help protect your older relatives, it’s important to understand that elder financial abuse can take many different forms and can be committed by a variety of people, including strangers, friends or even family members.
The Australian Taxation Office is warning about the continuation of unprecedented numbers of pre-recorded phone calls experienced last year which impersonate legitimate tax office phone numbers. The latest scam is being initiated by robocall technology.
Fraud usually happens when somebody accesses another person’s funds without their knowledge or authority. We look at the all too common types of fraud and scams.
Be on the lookout for fake Xero billing notifications There have been several reports of people receiving fake Xero Billing Notification Emails, which claim to be from Xero or make use of Xero’s logo within the emails. Phishing emails are a favoured way for cybercriminals… Read More >>
Scam Warning – Scammers may be impersonating Tax Agents In a recent twist in the ‘fake tax debt’ scam, we have received increasing reports of a new scam method where scammers impersonate registered agents to lend legitimacy to their phone call. The fraudsters do this… Read More >>
Be aware of a new common email scam doing the rounds! The government has warned taxpayers to be wary of scams that commonly appear around tax time. A common scam email seen around tax time state that a taxpayer is eligible for a tax refund… Read More >>
There is a new email scam doing the rounds. It targets ASIC customers asking them to pay fees and give personal information to renew their business or company names. Here is an example of a scam email from 23 August 2017: If OBT acts as… Read More >>
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has seen a five-fold increase in scams in the first five months of 2017 and expect that number to increase over tax time. Scam activity tends to build up around the end of the financial year as people, at times hurriedly and… Read More >>