SCAM ALERT: Tax office warns Aussies about convincing text message scam

There’s just one day left to lodge your tax online and it appears scammers are making the most of it.

The Australian Taxation Office has issued an urgent warning to Aussies about a convincing text message scam currently doing the rounds.

The message includes a link to a dodgy myGov impersonation website, which asks people to update their bank and credit card details in a bid to steal their information.


“Do not click on these links and do not disclose the information requested even if the SMS looks convincing,” the ATO said in a statement.

“The ATO will never send an email or SMS asking you to access online services via a hyperlink.”

The Australian Tax Office stressed that “all online management of your tax affairs should be carried out in ATO online services accessed through your genuine myGov account.”

“Sign in to your myGov account at”

For added security, users can also opt to receive a security code login via SMS.