CHAPMAN EASTWAY ALERT: STEER CLEAR OF TAX SCAMS Taxpayers have lost more than $1 million this year to tax scams involving fraudlent telephone calls and emails. These scams come in many guises but generally claim you have underpaid your taxes and are required to repay the tax debt immediately. They use personal information found online to convince tax payers they are legitimate. HOW TO IDENTIFY A SCAMMER:
- The ATO will never cold call you about a debt and will never threaten jail or arrest.