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Watch out for Scams!

Clinton Ham - Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SJ Compton and Associates would like to advise our clients to be on the lookout for a scam email currently doing the rounds in relation to tax refunds. As we are a registered tax agent, all correspondence from the Tax Office will be sent to our clients via our office.

Below is an example of an email a few of our clients have reported receiving which is designed to obtain your bank account details:

Dear Taxpayer,

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have discovered that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $387.75 AUD. Kindly complete the tax refund
request and allow 2-3 working days to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid
records or applying after the deadline. To access the form for your tax refund,

Please Click Here


Note: For security reasons, we will record your IP-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and persecuted.

Regards,
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

These scams pop up every year around tax time and if you are in any doubt as to the authenticity of any contact from the tax office, please contact our office so we can assist you.

The ATO provides further information on tax related scams on their website here.

 


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