We remind you to be aware that scam emails are abundant and plentiful. In fact a client passed on the scam email below which was received over the Christmas/New Year period from the ‘MyGov team’ – see below. This is a complete SCAM.
There is a dedicated website run by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) named Scamwatch – https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/ If you click on this link and press the subscribe button you will receive alerts on all the latest scams going around.
|Dear myGov user,
The Australian Taxation Office review your income tax return for the tax year starting on 1 July 2018 ending 30 June 2019. Therefore, you are eligible to receive a refund of $81.79 AUD
Your 2018 refund cannot be issued until our requested information is received and our review is complete. It is important that you follow our instructions and send all information requested so that we can review your details and bring closure to your case.
Please complete the identity verification process below to avoid delays in processing.
Important: Failure to provide the requested information may result in disallowing some or all of The Australian Taxation Office withholding claimed on your return which could increase your tax liability and result in a reduced refund or a tax assessment.
The tax law imposes heavy penalties for giving false or misleading information.
This article appeared in our January 2020 newsletter and was written by Peter Gill