Unbelievably, scammers are still successfully bilking Australians out of tens of thousands of dollars, as a recent ATO scam report shows.
According to the July 2019 ATO impersonation scam report:
As noted above, it is now possible to report an ATO impersonation scam to the ATO on their website, using their new online ‘report a scam form’.
The new online form is another way to report a scam, but only if the taxpayer:
The ATO is still offering the 1800 008 540 scam reporting hotline number as a way to verify the legitimacy of an ATO interaction, and victims who have paid or provided personal identifying information to scammers should report by phoning the hotline.
Refer ATO website, 9 September 2019