ATO campaign warns of tax time scams
The ATO is again reminding taxpayers to be wary of scams this tax time as fraudsters become more ambitious in their efforts to dupe the public into releasing their personal information.
Since 1 March 2014 the ATO has seen a spike in reports from the public of email and phishing scams from 9,368 to 11,344, compared with the same period last year.
Some of the tips for taxpayers include:
- Never share personal information, such as your TFN, myGov or bank account details on social media.
- Change any passwords that may have been shared with family or friends.