Police warn of ATO email offering Tax Refund

WE have been warned to ignore an email from the Australian Taxation Office claiming to offer a tax refund.

The Queensland Police Service Fraud and Cyber Crime Group (FCCG) says they have received numerous complaints of the scam which offer’s a refund of $286.22.

The reader is asked to select a link to their Banking provider, with the names of the five major banks provided.


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Police say this link then seeks to harvest the victims identity and financial information.

To provide an air of legitimacy, an “authentic” 1300 number used by the ATO is also included in the email.

Detective Superintendent Brian Hay said any person who receives the email should delete it immediately.

Contact the Fraud and Cyber Crime Group if you wish to discuss your circumstances on 3364 6622.

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