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TAX SCAMS ON THE RISE

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Murray Mallee Police have issued a warning to locals to be aware of tax related scams.

With the end of financial year, police and the ATO say it is time that cyber criminals send scam emails, sms and make fake phone calls.

The ATO warn that scammers sometimes claim the recipient’s tax file number has been suspended before asking for personal information and banking details, and will then threaten the recipient with arrest if the debt is not paid immediately.

The ATO advises that their calls do not show a number on caller ID nor do they use pre-recorded messages, the ATO also advise they will never request sensitive information via email.

Police also advise that Government agencies will never ask for payment to be made using iTunes or similar gift cards.

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