Scammers target people from all backgrounds, ages and income levels
- September 29, 2021
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Business plans, News
The ACCC has recently reported that phone scams are rising, so in this ATO update we’re providing links to resources to help you and your communities keep safe from tax and super scams and identity theft.
How to verify and report a scam
If you think a phone call, SMS, voicemail or email claiming to be from the ATO is not genuine, do not reply to it. Instead:
- phone us on 1800 008 540,or
- go to Verify or report a scam– to learn how to spot and report a scam.
Forward our in-language podcast about scams to your communities
Scammers are after more than just your money. Listen to our latest in-language podcast episode to learn how to keep safe from tax and super scams, how to protect your identity and what to do if you’re targeted by a scam.
Our podcast episodes are available in Arabic, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese. Tell your community about our podcast and encourage them to listen to the scams episode for important information. You can listen via the ATO website, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.
Share these resources through your newsletters, emails or social media accounts to help your communities keep safe from tax and super scams and identity theft.
For social media:
- Be safe from scams in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Filipino, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.
- Be safe from scams animated video in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Filipino, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.
For emails, newsletters or social media:
- Protecting your personal identity (Video) in Arabic, Assyrian, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese
- Identity crime in Arabic, Assyrian, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.
From our website:
- See examples of recent ATO impersonation scams on our scam alertswebpage and subscribe to receive the latest scam alerts.
In case you missed it
- Read our multicultural storyon Facebook and LinkedIn to see how Fiori, a Tax Help volunteer, assists the community during tax time. To help us spread this information more widely, please like, comment or share the posts.
- The new YourSuper comparison toolwill help you compare MySuper products and choose a super fund that meets your needs. Check it out now ato.gov.au/yoursuper
JobMaker Hiring Credit – key dates reminder
- The JobMaker Hiring Credit is an incentive for eligible businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16 to 35 years. You can register at any time until the program closes.
- The third claim period ends on 31 October 2021. If you hired new eligible employees between 7 April and 6 July 2021, you may be eligible to claim.
Information on the JobMaker Hiring Credit and how to register is available in 12 languages on the ATO website.
Want to know more?
If you have questions or feedback, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org