We have had a few phone calls regarding some scam phone calls from some very dodgy people claiming to be the ATO. It’s important that you know what to do, and you don’t fall into their trap.
So, someone is calling you claiming to be the ATO – what do you do?
- Do not answer any questions
- Do not provide any personal information
- Tell them to call your Accountant – if they ask who that is, tell them they work for the ATO and they will have it on file
- Call your Accountant and tell them what happened
- Report it to the ATO
If you lodge your tax returns, and any other tax related documents with an Accountant, the ATO will generally never call you. Nor will they demand money over the phone, or threaten legal action.
If you think something may not be right, your gut may well be correct.
Want to talk about a phone call you have had? Give us a call on 03 8609 9226