Fraudsters preying on vulnerable teenagers
Updated: Jun 16, 2022
We have recently become aware of Fraudsters preying on vulnerable teenagers by offering to help apply for legitimate payments from the ATO/Government.
What they also do is lodge fraudulent BAS and claim back $10,000s ($49,500 and $39,000 in the cases we know of) and change the bank account details when they lodge the BAS.
The teenagers don’t even know it has been done.
A new Hotline for GST Fraud has been set up – 1300 130 017
The ATO has released a news post regarding the recent uptick in GST fraud.
Protecting honest businesses from GST fraud | Australian Taxation Office (ato.gov.au)
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any of the above.