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ATO warns businesses of JobKeeper scam

By Jotham Lian
  • October 13 2020
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ATO warns businesses of JobKeeper scam

By Jotham Lian
October 13 2020

The ATO is warning the community about a JobKeeper scam which is asking members to enter personal information.

ATO warns businesses of JobKeeper scam

ATO warns businesses of JobKeeper scam

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By Jotham Lian
  • October 13 2020
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The ATO is warning the community about a JobKeeper scam which is asking members to enter personal information.

ATO warns businesses of JobKeeper scam

The ATO has begun receiving reports of an email scam regarding the JobKeeper program and the backing business investment scheme.

The emails, which impersonate the ATO, claim that the taxpayer’s payment is being reviewed and would request copies of their driver’s licence and Medicare card to complete the verification process.

The ATO has advised taxpayers not to provide the information requested and instead to call the Tax Office to determine the legitimacy of the request.

“If you receive a message from the ATO asking for your personal information, phone us on 1800 008 540 to make sure it’s legitimate,” said the ATO in an online update.

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This is not the first scam involving COVID-19 stimulus measures, with fraudsters previously ringing members of the public to ask them to provide their bank account details to receive the JobKeeper payment.

“Scammers are constantly developing new ways to steal from the community, and will often try to take advantage of people when they are most vulnerable,” said the ATO back in May when the scam was discovered.

“You can help us stop scammers in their tracks by warning your friends and family to stay alert.”

ATO warns businesses of JobKeeper scam
ATO warns businesses of JobKeeper scam
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