Outstanding Australian Tax Office (ATO) Debt Payment Telephone Scams
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The ATO will never ask for credit card and personal information over the phone or via an email message under any circumstances. So, do not panic when someone calls you claiming that you are going to be arrested or reported to the police, if you do not provide them with your personal information, credit card information or make payment via Western Union, MoneyGram, Prepaid Debit Card or some other forms of money transfer service.
If you have received a call regarding any ATO issues and are in doubt, you may contact the ATO using the information on their website. Click here to contact them.
If you are already a victim of the scam, please report it to your bank and the police.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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