February 2022 cryptocurrency scam

Cryptocurrency tax evasion scam

Scammers pretending to be from the ATO are telling people they are suspected of being involved in cryptocurrency tax evasion

They are then asking them to ‘connect their wallet’ and provide detailed information via a link.

If you receive an SMS or email like this, don’t click on the link. It will take you to a fake myGov log on page, designed to steal your personal information.

The image below is one example of the format this scam can take:


The real ATO will never send you an SMS or email with a link to log in to our online services.

And while the ATO may use SMS or email to ask you to contact them, they will never ask you to return personal information through these channels.

If you’re ever unsure whether it’s really the ATO, don’t reply. Phone them on 1800 008 540 to check.

Source: ATO

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