Urgent warning over cruel new ATO scam that’s very hard to detect: Here’s how to make sure you don’t get caught out
- Criminals are infiltrating ATO Facebook page
- They are pretending to be tax office reps
- The ATO never asks for personal information on Facebook
Australians have been warned to be on high alert for a devious scam where criminals are impersonating Australian Tax Office (ATO) workers.
The federal government has sounded the alarm that fraudsters are pretending to be tax office agents on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to gain access to people’s information.
The fraud begins when scammers sneak into the comments sections of the tax office’s Facebook page.
Using faked ATO profiles they then directly contact the taxpayers…