Murray Mallee Police have issued a warning to locals not to fall for a tax scam.
Scammer’s latest trick uses robo-calls that threaten the victim saying if they don't pay they'll be arrested.
In the past scammers have also changed incoming caller ID and text messages to mimic local police stations, tax agents and the ATO.
The ATO say they'll never demand payment over the phone, nor ever ask for payment via gift cards.
Experts say when in doubt call the organisation back on a known reputable number.