Posted on December 5, 2018
We have been notified of a new take on an old scam. A client of an accounting firm received a phone call from a person claiming to be from that accounting firm.
The person told the client that they needed to remit $10,000 to cover a tax debt otherwise they would go to prison. The phone number that showed up on the client’s caller ID display showed the accounting firm’s actual phone number.
However the phone call was not made from anyone in the accounting firm or related to them in any way. We urge our clients to be aware of this scam and always talk to the client manager or partner in our firm they personally know should a tax issue arise.
Scams can be reported to the ATO and published on their Scam Alert webpage.