Hi Valued Client,
Please note that recently, there have been numerous reports on ATO phone and SMS scams on fake tax debt.
Scammers pretending to be from the ATO are contacting members of the community, telling them that they have a tax debt and that if they don't pay it straight away they will be arrested.
These scammers will often request you to press a phone button, or request a payment through unusual methods, such as cryptocurrency, pre-paid credit cards or gift cards, and will try to keep people on the line until they have paid.
If you receive a phone call, text message or voicemail like this, don't send payment or provide any personal information. Hang up and delete the message. You can also send scam email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so that we can further investigate.
Please note that the ATO will never threaten you with immediate arrest or demand payment through unusual means. Any request sent by our firm will be via 2 email addresses only:
If you’re not sure if it’s the ATO contacting you, contact the ATO at 1800 008 540 to check.
See also: Verify or report a scam – for tips on how to spot a scam
Please click HERE to read recent articles by the ATO on Scam Alerts
Should you have any question or require further assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 08-9345-0499. Our working hours are 08:00 – 18:00 from Monday to Friday, Saturday by appointments. Visit our website for the latest financial and social news.
Thank you again for choosing Gordon QC Du & Associates PTY LTD with your most important business needs. We are honored to serve you.