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Please click the link below to read our latest newsletter, packed with information and tips.

Jamiesons Winter 2016 Newsletter

This issue includes
  • 2016 Federal Budget
  • SMEs Protecting Against Online Scams & Cyber-Attacks
  • Economic Outlook and Budget Comment
  • Employee or Contractor - Myth Busters
  • Small Business - Big Tax Concessions
  • Small Business - SuperStream Deadline 30 June 2016
  • EOFY - Drive a Bargain

As you may know the activity of scammers is increasing and becoming more sophisticated.

Recently a number of members of the public were left messages on their phones advising them that the ATO had issued a warrant for arrest and were in the process of freezing personal assets.   The message requested to call  back immediately to talk about it.

The above incidents have been reported to the ATO who have confirmed these instances are part of a popular scam.

For your protection please take the time to review the important information below  

Should you have any queries please contact our office alternatively the contact details below if you have received any calls/emails that you are concerned about.

 

 Extracted from the ScamWatch website:

Do you know how to spot a scam?

We continue to see instances of scam emails, SMS or phone calls where criminals try to steal money or information from unsuspecting individuals and tax professionals. These scams can be very convincing. To protect personal information, it is important you and your clients know some of the common characteristics of a scam.

Usually, scam communications:

  • are unsolicited
  • do not address you by your name
  • ask you for your personal or financial information - we will never ask for personal or financial information via SMS and email
  • are poorly worded, containing spelling and grammatical mistakes
  • promise you money
  • contain an attachment or fake links requesting you to lodge a form, opening these attachments or links can cause you to download spyware or a virus.

How to report a scam

If a scammer or someone claiming to be from the ATO has contacted you, and you are unsure of the legitimacy, let us know.

You can:

  • verify the legitimacy of a communication or report a phone or SMS scam, by phoning us from 8.00am–6.00pm EST, Monday to Friday
  • report an unsolicited email claiming to be from us by forwarding the entire email to ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au

If you think you have been a victim of a tax-related scam, phone us immediately. Your personal details (including your TFN), may be compromised.

You should also contact your bank/financial institution as soon as possible if you provided your credit card details as part of the suspected scam.

End of attention

Find out more

Recognising and avoiding tax-scams and fraud

Examples of tax-related scams

 

 Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any of the above.   

Please note we have moved to the following address:

92 Ashmore Road Bundall QLD 4217 

PO Box  5143, Gold Coast MC QLD 9726

Phone: (07) 5538 2933  |   Fax: (07) 5531 6555

 

 

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