Tax Lodgment Email Scam 2022

It is essential that we all put our ‘Scam Cam’ on this tax season.

Last week the ATO reported that they are seeing an increase in email phishing scams claiming to be from the ATO.

These scams tell people their '2022 tax lodgment' has been received.

The email asks them to open an attachment to sign a document and complete their 'to-do list details'.

Opening the attachment takes you to a fake Microsoft login page designed to steal personal login details. Entering a password could give the scammer access to their Microsoft account, allowing them to reset passwords for other accounts like banking and online shopping.

If you get an email like this, don't click on any links or open any attachments.

Forward the email to ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au and then delete it.

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

And while they may use email or SMS to ask you to contact them, they will never send an unsolicited message asking you to return personal identifying information through these channels.

To view the latest scam alerts please visit: ATO - Scam alerts


Last updated: 23 June 2022

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