With the start of the new year, some scammers are just getting started.

Stay vigilant and warn your friends, family and clients so they don’t get tricked into paying a fake tax debt or any other debt over the phone. Be suspicious if someone contacts you demanding payment. Remember, the Australian Taxation Office would never request the payment of a tax debt via prepaid gift cards, use aggressive behaviour, or threaten you with immediate arrest or deportation. These are typical scammer tactics! If you receive a suspicious call, hang up immediately then phone the ATO scam hotline on 1800008540.

About Geoff Gartly

Geoff has been assisting businesses with their taxation and business affairs for many years. His practical advice has assisted his clients to grow their businesses and plan their financial future. To contact Geoff please call 039597 9966