The Australian Taxation Office issued an urgent warning about an email scam going around the country

The ATO has recently released a warning about a very convincing phishing email that’s been going around. Here’s how it works and how to avoid being scammed:

How does it work?

The email opens with a statement that you’re eligible to receive a certain amount of money.

It displays the myGov logo to increase familiarity and seem legitimate.

If you click on the link, it prompts you to fill out a form that steals your personal information.

Red flags in this email:

  • URL – Hovering over the link in the email shows an website which is different from the my.gov.au site
  • ¬†Email address – the sender is not a registered ATO email.
  • Sender – No sender’s name is displayed

 

Feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss or if you think you may have received a scam email.

 

 

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