June 2020 phone scam – threatening arrest and requesting personal details.
We’re receiving reports of scammers sending members of the public automated phone calls pretending to be from the ATO, as well as other government agencies including Services Australia and the Department of Legal Services. These automated calls claim their TFN has been suspended and that there is a legal case against their name. The call tells people they must contact the caller by pressing ‘1’ or they will be referred to the court and arrested.
(Taken from ATO website)
For further information and other recent scams please refer to the ATO website – LATEST SCAMS