Fake myGov E-mail
High alert issued over myGov scam
This week, Stay Safe Online issued a high alert involving a fake myGov e-mail promising taxpayers a tax refund, but instead is designed to steal personal and financial information.
The email, which has the subject line ‘Important information regarding your account’, includes the myGov logo and claims to be from the myGov team.
The form asks for your name and contact details, your myGov password and your credit card number. After you supply this information and click the ‘Continue’ button, you’ll be automatically redirected to the myGov website. By then it’s too late and the scammer has your details.
Click here for more information including an example of the scam e-mail.
As always, if you are unsure if an e-mail is from the ATO, you should contact us before providing any information.