* * * DEFINITELY A SCAM * * * - Do not give the caller any information.
I contacted ATO Scam Report number on 1800 008 540 and reported it. After checking my files they confirmed they were not contacting me and lodged a scam report against this number.
Guys - as of today 9th May 2018 - I just called myself the ATO on 13 28 61 and they verified that the number 1800 305 499 is legitimate. You're safe !
It is the ATO. People are so stupid in this day and age. Not everything is a scam ffs.
100% this is ato
yes it is i was told to ring trevour at the ato and when i rang back it was a indian and he wanted my abn i said i have my acn no he said have to have abn then wanted my details then asked 6 questions one contradicted a earlier question and i said how do i know this isnt a scam ?he said i can google the no ?i said you dont know why trevour rang me get him to ring me back and hung up on him scammers everywhere these days Scamer 100% Lies, it is a scam. Caller: 1800 305 499
This is the ATO's number. I got the call and it sounded like a scam, so I called the ATO 'scam line'. They had no record of the number, which was concerning, until they looked up my file and there was a record of someone from the ATO calling me. So they must use an outside number?? Pretty poor performance on the ATO's part that they have not recorded the number so we can verify it.
But when you call the number back, you get through to the ATO.
This is the TAX dept ATO 1800 305 499 Left message on voice mail to call them with my sisters TFN details regarding our account. Was told to call by close of business day on Wed. As I do have an account with my sister I called them. Sounded like the ATO, they even had waiting periods. Suddenly asked myself, "Why would the ATO be asking me for my sister's TFN?" Told them to get stuffed. This is a scam. They are getting too clever! This is the ATO Don't give out any information about yourself. This has scam written all over it. Checked ATO on their 13 number.
Result - the 1800 no. above is ok.
Kay above might be someone working behind this scam.
Confirmed with ATO, this is not a number from them.
Its a legit number for the ATO, doesn't always work when calling back, can be cut off. I've spoken to the ATO to confirm it is one of their external lines. It is genuine
I had same message left on my mobile
Followed up via ATO, on a different number than was left on the message.
Claims to be from the Tax office. Calling at 8pm, wanting confirmation of identity and financial details. Saying I must call back by COB Wednesday (in 48 Hours. I am very suspicious.
3 complaints this year
10 total complaints
CLH Group on (07) 3734 1537
I called back the number (07) 3734 1537 and reached vm that said I reached CLH Group
I Called Back on 0427 621 821
I called back the number 0427 621 821 and reached vm that did not mention the company name
Williams Shoes on 0487 878 174
I called back number 0487 878 174 reached voice mail for Williams Shoes.
Anonymous on (03) 8672 5066
Definitely think it’s a scam
Anonymous on (02) 8199 2559
Someone called Brittney called and left a message didnt say what company she was calling from...