During the flurry of tax time, tax agent Sam didn’t think twice about clicking a link in an email from a courier service they regularly used. The email was fake and her networked devices were infected with ransomware.
Homewares entrepreneur Mario lost $5,000 to a sophisticated ‘robocall’ scam that had him convinced he was dealing with his real tax agent.
Northern Territory tax agent Rajiv came close to getting duped to the tune of $20,000 by a scammer he thought was one of his labour hire firm contacts.
Tax inVoice podcast
Tune in for episode 13, Scams and Identity Protection, of Tax inVoice, a podcast which features Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Delia Rickard; ATO Assistant Commissioner of Individuals, Karen Foat; and Australian Cyber Security Centre representative Karl Hanmore discussing scams, personally-identifying information and cyber security.