Scam alerts

The ATO will never send an email or SMS asking you to access online services via a hyperlink.


Do not click on these links and do not disclose the information requested.


We do what we can to stop scammers in their tracks, but it’s important to stay vigilant and warn your family and friends.


March 2020 SMS scam - tax refund notification

Scammers are texting people, asking them to click on a link and provide personal identifying information to receive a refund.

Source image: Australian Taxation Office

If you use ATO online services for individuals and sole traders, all online management of your tax affairs should be carried out in ATO online services, accessed through your genuine myGov account.


February 2020 SMS scam - 8% bonus for people affected by natural disasters

Scammers are exploiting Australia's recent natural disasters in an SMS scam that is asking people to click on a link and provide personal information in order to receive an 8% bonus on their tax return.

Source image: Australian Taxation Office

All online management of your tax affairs should be carried out in ATO online services, accessed through your genuine myGov account.


January 2020 SMS scam - tax refund notification

Source image: Australian Taxation Office


October 2019 SMS scam – 'update your details' request

The website instructs users to login to what looks like their myGov account. It then asks them to update their bank and credit card details.

Source image: Australian Taxation Office


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