ATO Release Warning Following Convincing Scam Email

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Have you received an email from the ATO?

The Australian Tax Office has issued a warning for consumers following a prolific scam email phishing Aussie workers.

The email, from a fake myGov address, asks users to select a malicious link in order to access a "tax refund". This link, identified as malicious by the ATO, redirects to a fake form which steals personal details.

"After the last annual calculation, we noticed that you are eligible to receive $80.93 AUD," the scam email reads.

"To submit the application electronically, please fill out the form. Once the form is completed, you will be asked to confirm that the information in the document is correct."

The scam can be identified as it does not include a name, has poor grammar and inappropriate language, like "info", and references a system which in truth, does not exist. 

For more information on how to avoid scams, head to the ACCC's ScamWatch.

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Written By Ally Parker

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