• JIm
    January 11, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Was a Scammer ATO never tried to contact they give u this number to check then after you have checked it out on line they ring back for further details

    scammer
  • David
    January 31, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    It's an official ATO number. Here's a link where it's published on their website
    https://www.ato.gov.au/media-centre/video-and-audio-files/ato-scam-warnings-for-radio/
  • Rachel
    September 8, 2011
    Non-profit Organization
    Australia
    I just called this number back after having a voice message left on my phone yesterday. Though the call I received was from a blocked number (hence why I didn't answer it yesterday), the message did say to call the ATO, and gave some specific details about my message only the ATO would know. I called back and was wary about giving my personal details (because of this website), but it was definitely the ATO. Not a fraud number. They will call back again, though, if you don't call them.
  • Donna
    January 11, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Very believable Australian Female tried to get personal details . absolute scam artist
    The ATO had never heard of her Mechelle clark
  • Anonymous
    September 18, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Private Number

    As above comments. However it truly is ATO. The number 1800 008 540 is listed on their website under the scam watch section.
    "If you think you are a victim of a tax-related scam, phone us on 1800 008 540 between 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday."
    So ... best to phone them and sort out ...
  • Anonymous
    September 4, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: trevor georges

    had this phone call from the ato wanting my company details and my name, gave them nothing as they deserve anyway, gave me a receipt number for the phone call of 1051576847714, also a return phone number to call them of 1800 008 540 and 1300 466 839, told me not to ignore this phone call as it was of great importance.
    very clever scam indeed using the ato phone number, people be very careful
  • Anonymous
    June 14, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Brad Beasely

    Similar story here. Brad Beasley - Australian voice, wasn't playing the game so asked for a number to phone back on - gave me the same 1800 008 540 number and a receipt number. Initially asked that he would need my TFN number even though he was calling in regard to a business that doesn't have my name attached to it - you would think they would at least get the facts correct ha ha!
  • Anonymous
    March 26, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Anna Malecki

    Same process as those above advised calling re ABN and asked for my date of birth. Knowing this was not the advise provided in the media by the Tax Office I refused and was provided 1800 008 540 number to ring to verify. I was also advised I would receive a text message that has been sent with a different number 1300 650 286 to call. I advised if they could explain what the call was about I might be less sceptical, with the response being it would breach my privacy.

    I find this very irregular and if the tax office has a query they have my details and that of my accountant who they can contact me through.
  • Anonymous
    February 22, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: 1800 008 540

    have been getting automated voice messages asking to call back on random numbers. Today got a call from 1800 008 540 with same message.
    not sure if i should call back now
  • Patricia
    February 22, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Scam ATO

    A computer recording claiming to be from the ATO saying I have outstanding taxes and this is the last warning - I don’t !
  • Anonymous
    February 18, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Bill Cawlis

    I also received a call from no ID number. Male stated his name was Bill Cawlis from Australian Taxation Office and he said the call would be recorded etc. He stated that the call was in relation to our company and he provided the correct name of the company. He then wanted me to provide some identifying information which I refused. He then gave me the phone number 1800 008 540 to verify his identity and he said that he was from the Stronger Action Team located in Box Hill with an extension of 23753 and also provided me with a receipt ID 1051485071046 and in closing said I should call this number straight away. Of course I did not call the number he provided however I google searched and read this forum which suggests the call is a scam. I agree that the ATO would provide a written letter if there was any issues with our company/taxation.
  • Anonymous
    February 4, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Harry Liam

    I received a call from No Id number. He told me his name is Harry Liam from Australian Taxation Office, and said the call will be recorded. He said my account has problems, so straight to ask me my DOB. I told him I did not give it on the phone, then he gave me the number 1800 008 540, also told me to check this number online to ensure it is the ATO number. Certainly, I checked it. The number is report scam number for ATO. It is a joke, who would call a report scam number to check the account information?
    So do not need to call back ATO! ATO will send a formal letter if your account has any problems!
  • Steve
    April 12, 2018
    Call centre
    Australia
    A male called my wife and asked for her date of birth. We know not to give personal information over the phone and the ATO warns of this sort of scam. Our phone showed no caller id or number. He gave his name as Paul Ingles, said he was from a call centre in Melbourne and could not give a number to call back. He gave us the number 1800 008 540 to verify his status. We have already told the ATO to contact us by mail as MyGov never works, there is nobody to ask for help and we were sick of spending hours of wasted time on this. I called the number and after a 10 minute wait a female confirmed that we had received a call from the ATO and confirmed Paul Ingles works there. I reiterated that we do not give personal information over the phone and requested they send their enquiry in a letter. The female from the ATO could not see any event on our records her computer that would require a phone call. This is our taxes at work.
  • Anonymous
    January 11, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same Scam gave the name Tod Smith
  • Anonymous
    January 11, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    ATO Female using the name Michelle Clark tries to get your personnel details
    checked with ATO on this number that she gives you and no such person works for them .then she rings back and has another go absolute scammer
  • Anonymous
    January 11, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same thing happened to me
  • Anonymous
    January 11, 2018
    Political call
    Australia
    This number is currently being used by scammers as a ID check then after you have checked the number out online and you will find out it is the genuine ATO number they ring back but notice the number stays private on your phone it is a scammer but actually from a different number although they claim to be ringing from 1800 008 540
  • Jim
    January 11, 2018
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Michelle Clark from ATO is a SCAMMER
  • Jtandj
    January 11, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    A woman by the name of Michelle Clark rings up claiming to be from the ATO number shows up as private when she calls she then asks you to check the number 1800 008 540 online while she is on the phone claiming to be from this number she the solicits you personnel information from you after hanging up on her I rang the ATO they dont have anyone with that name .
  • LY Ground
    August 30, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    A female called my husband from a private number (the number was not displayed on his phone) introducing herself as from ATO. She told him that he had faxed some forms to ATO and she wanted my husband to tell her his Date of Birth. My husband asked for her name and her manager's name. She told him her name was Lai Au her manager is Sophia Kruzan. My husband said he never faxed anything to the ATO. She siad it is an urgent matter, she needed his details straight away otherwise he would be penalised. He refused to give his details to her and asked for ATO contact number. She gave him this number 1800 008 540. What a SCAM!!!! Watch out!

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