September 2020 Phone and SMS Scam - Fake Tax Debt

We are concerned scammers pretending to be from the Australian Taxation Office are contacting members of our community, telling them that they have a tax debt and that if they don't pay it straight away they will be arrested.

These scammers will often request payment through unusual methods, such as direct payments to Western Union, pre-paid credit cards or gift cards, and will try to keep people on the line until they have paid.

The ATO will never threaten you with immediate arrest or demand payment through unusual means.

Please be aware! If you receive a phone call, text message or voicemail like this, don't send payment or provide any personal information.
Hang up!
✔️ Contact us! Call (07) 4944 0449 immediately to let us know
✔️ Contact the ATO on 1800 008 540 or online at Report a Scam

Help us stop scammers in their tracks by warning your friends and family to stay alert, especially our older or more vulnerable community and family members.

It's also a good idea to know your tax affairs. You can:
✔️ Log in to ATO online services through myGov to check your individual tax affairs
✔️ Log in to the Business Portal to check your business tax affairs
✔️ Contact us

DGL are here to help you - if you're not sure if it's the ATO contacting you, make sure that you phone us on (07) 4944 0449.

Warm regards,
The Team at DGL Accountants
Copyright © 2020 DGL Accountants, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

DGL Accountants (MACKAY) Pty Ltd
71 Victoria Street, Mackay Q 4740
PO Box 24, Mackay Q 4740
Ph: (07) 4944 0449  Fax: (07) 4957 3793

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
DGL Accountants · 71 Victoria Street · Mackay, QLD 4740 · Australia

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp