Claiming to be tax department. Obviously scam. Recorded message said there was an AFP warrant for an unpaid tax bill.
Reported it to ATO who said neither AFP or ATO cold call and there is always correspondence to try to resolve matters before any such warrants would be issued
recorded message Tax department claiming there is a warrant for my arrest blah blah blah...... Robotic generated voice message left claiming to be the ATO. Advised of potential arrest by AFP due to outstanding tax debt. 100% SCAM. I previously worked for the ATO and First point of contact is ALWAYS via the post. Such an intimidating approach to (even genuine) debt collection would never be undertaken (i.e. threats of AFP arrest). IGNORE. Same comments as Brian above. My Mum went to the Police. Apparently they're targeting the Runaway Bay (Gold Coast) area at the moment.
Male caller was very confident and convincing ...
DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT ... SCAMMERS!!!!
called and left a voicemail claiming to be ATO. Message started half way through sentence. Left a reference number. Tried to call back. Phone rang out. Scam pretending to be ATO Automated message posing as ATO - When called back answers as ATO, gives ATO Sydney address.
Message states AFP is pursuing you and will attempt to SCAM money.
Any Doubt immediately contact ATO on their listed numbers
False message from the ATO claiming to have a warrant for arrest. Recorded message telling me a complaint was about me was made to ATO and a warrant will be issued. Said to call back and do not ignore the call. Could tell it was scam right away. ABC has written about this scam. See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/scam-call-threatens-arrest-warrant-legal-action-ato/9686796 The same ATO arrest threats, etc. 😡 Automated recording supposedly from Qld Police with warning re ATO & wanted us to ring them back on this number. Hung up when asked for their number. Same, recorded message Tax department claiming there is a warrant for my arrest blah blah blah...... Same here, recorded message saying AFP/ATO warrant for arrest due to tax, even mentioned a case number and to call the (02) 8006 7570 clearly a scam Computer produced voice message claiming legal case initiated against name. Sounds like a scam. They are a splinter group of f*ckwits anonymous who operate out of Northern India sitting in a tin shed with a laptop and headset Probably aimed at the elderly. This nasty scam's been going for years now under different source numbers. Recorded message (this time in good English) says there's a warrant for your arrest for unpaid tax etc. Recorded message said there was an AFP warrant for an unpaid tax bill. I called the number back from a land line and a male with an Indian accent answered claiming he was sending papers to my local court house without even knowing who he was speaking to.
1 complaints this year
26 total complaints
Anonymous on 0411 862 901
Said there was a package waiting to be collected with a suspicious link. Suggest is a phishing scam.
Anonymous on (02) 9343 4869
Claims to be from telstra wanting to know what devices are hooked up to my internet so she can...
Anonymous on 0435 668 519
Called as bank, deleted and reported number
Anonymous on 0415 743 450
Another nuisance call about Solar Panels !!!!!!!’
I Called Back on (02) 6626 0432
I called back number (02) 6626 0432 reached voice mail but did not say for what company.