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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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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Australian Federal Police cast net over Xero phishers

Scammers hit NSW, VIC money men, change account deposit details The Australian Federal Police is investigating phishing attacks against accountants that some say has seen thousands lifted from bank accounts. The scam targets users of the popular Xero accountancy software-as-a-service service, with what is said to be a would-be login portal that steals credentials. Money…

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