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Scam alert over fake Australian Taxation Office email

  • An Australian Taxation Office scam has been sent to thousands of inboxes
  • NSW Police alerted the public to the typo-riddled scam on Thursday
  • Some knew the email was fake as it contains a number of grammatical errors 

An email posing as the Australian Taxation Office scam has been sent to thousands of inboxes.

NSW Police alerted the public to the typo-riddled scam on Thursday by posting a screen grab of the email to Facebook.

‘SCAM ALERT! This tax refund phishing scam came through our email today,’ NSW Police wrote.

NSW Police alerted the public to the typo-riddled scam on Thursday by posting a screen grab of the email to Facebook

‘Don’t click the link. Delete straight away.’

The sneaky email has the Australian Taxation office logo at the top.

‘If you are receiving this email it means a previous return of yours has been incorrectly calculated,’ the scam reads.

It then asks for personal bank account details.

‘The ATO apologises for this mistake and whilst it is impossible to determine the exact amount given your exact circumstances most affected tax payers receive around $220 into there(sic) nominated accounts.’

Some people were able to tell the email was fake right away as it contains a number of grammatical errors. 

The word subsidies and receiving is spelled wrong throughout. The email also uses ‘there’ instead of ‘their’ in the last paragraph.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Australian Taxation Office for comment.

An Australian Taxation Office scam has been sent to thousands of inboxes (stock image) 

An Australian Taxation Office scam has been sent to thousands of inboxes (stock image) 

 



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