In this day and age we've all heard about scam emails and we've all received them. Usually these emails are easy to spot as they have unknown senders or unusual subject headings. We can delete or reallocate them to our spam inbox easily enough but it's the emails from the people or organisations we "think" we know are safe and trusted that can get through unexpectedly.

 

Recently, there have been scammers sending emails that appear to come from the ATO. They are saying a refund could not be paid and asking people to provide credit card details. An example is shown below:

The ATO would never request these details from you and all correspondence with the ATO in relation to your tax affairs will usually be relayed through us.

 

So be cautious next time you receive an email that appears to be directly from the ATO and any emails asking for credit card details as it is most likely to be a scam email.