The personal income tax year in Australia ends on 30 June. Many refunds will already have been processed and paid out.
That hasn't stopped the scammers. They've added a few weasel-words about "delays", as a sort of general-purpose excuse.
Don't assume that fake websites will be obvious because of poor spelling, unprofessional layout or brand inaccuracies.
Here's some advice for our Aussie readers at tax time. Don't worry if you're not in Australia, or you're not worried about your tax affairs: the advice is valid worldwide, year-long.
Scammers have targeted the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) once again, offering a tax refund which you can search for and claim on-line. The emails are obviously fakes (the from addresses are garbage, the link in the email doesn't go to Read more…