With the new financial year under way, we’ve had reports that the phone scammers are back in full swing. See our March 2016 article for advice on what to do if you receive a call you’re concerned about.
The most recent example was a client of ours who was rung by someone purporting to be from the ATO (on a number listed as being from Canberra!) saying this is a call from the ATO about a lien just placed on their property. Quite obviously wrong and when the client questioned the caller on it they hung up. Would suspect they were just about to ask for money to be sent somewhere to get the lien taken off!
It is important to be vigilant so, if you receive a call from someone purporting to be from the ATO, please check with us to verify before you do anything.
Kreston Stanley Williamson Team
*Correct as of July 2017
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