Illawarra residents urged to watch out for scammers at tax time

June 8, 2023 10:45 am in by

As tax time draws closer, the chance of being targeted by scammers increases.

The Government expects to see heightened scam activity and new tax scams being circulated in the lead up and during tax time.

Authorities are urging locals to be alert to the behaviour of scammers and vigilant with their personal information.

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In 2021-22 the ATO received over 20,000 scam reports from taxpayers and has already received 19,843 reports in 2022-23.

Impersonation scams are mostly commonly seen at tax time, scammers will impersonate the ATO contacting individuals via a link to a fake myGov login page.