Don’t risk sharing your MyGov password

On 4 December 2019 a case of fraud and theft was heard in Mt Druitt Magistrates Court NSW against an unregistered tax agent. The case highlights the risk of identity crime and the importance of not sharing your private myGov password information. Information obtained from the hearing of Benjamin Cox revealed that he had fraudulently…

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ATO warns of phone scam

More than 40,000 people contacted in 2019 so far According to assistant commissioner Gavin Siebert, scammers are using “Robocall” technology to issue pre-recorded phone calls that impersonate legitimate phone numbers of the ATO. While the Tax Office issued an alert about the phone scam last year, and another in February this year about “spoofing” or…

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Hackers target tax file numbers

Federal police are hunting a gang of identity thieves who have been hacking the tax file numbers of up to 500 Australians a day. The sophisticated online fraudsters have breached payroll systems, harvesting extensive personal details of workers and using the information to lodge fraudulent tax returns. The revelation is the latest evidence of a large-scale identity fraud…

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