Comments on 1300 466 859

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3 complaints this year, 180 total complaints

3 complaints this year, 180 total complaints

Comments on 1300 466 859


ATO employee

Posted on June 23, 2019
Caller type: Call centre
Location: Australia
Caller: ATO

The idea that the ATO do not make outbound calls is ludicrous. The ATO cannot operate without making outbound calls. Why would you be asked to provide your phone number on your tax return if this wasn't the case?? What concerns me the most are posts from BAS/Tax Agents claiming 1300 466 859 is is a scam number. If you have received a message to call 1300 466 859 then it is because your client has a debt with the ATO. If you ignore this then you will end up with a very angry client hammering down your door after their bank account has been garnisheed. And then you will end up calling the ATO on 1300 466 859 as this is the number listed on the garnishee notice...
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Arash

Posted on January 14, 2019
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
I had a call from ATO, double checked it is a number from ATO to call them back.
I thought it is a fraud but ATO confirmed it was from them.
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PM

Posted on February 20, 2018
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Just got a call while on another call. Went to VM. When I played it back the Indian sounding female said she was with the ATO and I had two days to call 1 (03) 0046 6859 back. I started reading this site for help - so many back and forth about it being/not being a scam. The 1 (03) 0046 6859 is a genuine number with the ATO - However...
I went to: https://www.ato.gov.au/Media-centre/Media-releases/Don-t-fall-for-phony-tax-debt-scam/
It clearly states: "The ATO would never cold call you about a debt. If you have a debt you will receive a letter or SMS to remind you that a payment is due in the first instance."
I have received nothing in the mail and I have not received any notification from my accountant - so I won't be calling until I do.
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Dr Farukh

Posted on July 7, 2017
Caller type: Debt Collector
Location: Australia
This is a genuine number, I thought its a scam as well. But I called ATO , then confirmed its genuine , Its their debt collection area. ITS NOT A SCAM,
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AD

Posted on June 15, 2017
Caller type: Scam
Location: Australia
I've just received a call from an anonymous number - lady said she is from ATO. I told her to leave her number, we will call back. And she gave me this number 1300 466 859. I was suspicious so I called ATO directly and they confirmed it a SCAM and this number is not on their list. Bloody scammers
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Stuart

Posted on May 11, 2016
Caller type: Scam
Location: Australia
It looks like a scam. The number is NOT listed on the ATO site anywhere - including in its list of legitimate 'collection agencies':

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Payments-to-ATO/If-you-don-t-pay/External-collection-agencies/
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Scam

Posted on April 8, 2016
Caller type: Scam
Location: Australia
This is a scam.
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rl

Posted on April 23, 2015
Caller type: Scam
Location: Australia
I got the same call on Monday 20/04/2015 leaving a message for me to call this number back with all my personal details including TFN for verification. I called ATO, was told they do not ask for TFN over the phone ever. ATO contact via letter with reference number for us to call them back.
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Mel

Posted on July 17, 2013
Caller type: Debt Collector
Location: Hong Kong
Its the debt collectors on behalf of ATO
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Willy

Posted on May 30, 2024
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Perhaps you are indeed the scammer here or you have some ATO debts that you would not want to discuss with ATO. If you are confident as you pretend to be, go engage an Accountant or Tax Agent just so to satisfy your false belief or pretentious belief.
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Eric

Posted on December 18, 2023
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
What a ridiculous thing to expect anyone with a brain to do, given all the information online claiming this is a scam number. " I'm sorry sir you should have listened to "Steve" on reverseaustralia, Bob,Ato,RD,Ian,Big Mike,Scam and I.P. Freely were all spreading misinformation, didn't you know ??
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Rob

Posted on March 25, 2023
Caller type: Call centre
Location: United States
Caller: Ato

Everybody saying it's a scam should probably neck themselves. You can literally see the number on there website - and the Ato DO call over debts. Just only sh*t c*nts - you know you have an outstanding debt so why don't you just f*cking pay it instead of being a worthless deasbeat
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Anonymous

Posted on January 24, 2023
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
The ATO definitely do have a Early debt collections department
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Anonymous

Posted on January 23, 2023
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
I checked ATO site and this number is listed as debt collections dept. unsure if to ring them
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Anonymous

Posted on January 19, 2023
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: Female voice

I received a msg today 19/1/2023 to call ATO 1300 466 859 within two days re tax obligation. I am 100% sure that I don't owe any unpaid tax to ATO as my accountant is taking care all of this for us and I had received a letter from ATO confirm my payment and thanking me for my contribution etc. So my conclusion is that this is a SCAM 100%
SCAM SCAM SCAM
If anyone urging you that this type of call is legit then they could be part of the SCAM. If not then why not post their real name, address and contact number so we can report to the police for further investigation.
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RUBEN

Posted on November 9, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: Private Number 1300 466 859

Left message to contact 1300 466 859. She sound like Australian accent old woman. Afterwards spelling the number to contact ( above ) she immediately proceeded to leave a ticket or reference number. Afterwards probably She forgot to have given me the reference number and say " Sorry ; your ticket number is bla bla bla " . I could tell is a scam. Be careful.
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Jade

Posted on October 27, 2022
Caller type: Financial services
Location: United States
Caller: ATO (payment support - call back line)

This is the official ATO payment support call back number you can find it under contact us on ATO‘s website. This is not a scam call, in most cases may have to do with failure to lodge BAS Or other outstanding payments.Or other outstanding payments
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Anonymous

Posted on June 27, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: SCAM

People have set up a line that redirects from the ATO to their line. pretending to be the ATO wanting your TFN or ABN or a receipt as proof of who you are. You shouldnt need to prove who you are. If they already know who they are calling. SCAM DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION
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Keven

Posted on June 10, 2022
Caller type: Scam call
Location: Australia
The call came in as PRIVATE NUMBER
I access voice mail and it gave me the 1300 466 859 to call it within 2 business days.
I did not
I goggle the number and came up with this forum
It would seem I was right
Its a Scam
I went to MyGov site to see if there was any messages for me about this request from ATO most secure site available
NO Messages
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Brad

Posted on June 3, 2022
Caller type: Unknown
Location: Australia
Caller: ATO

I had a voicemail saying to call back this number regarding taxation.

This is the ATO, I had an outstanding amount owed in 2019. Spoke to a very calm a polite woman who offered a couple ways of payment to fix this outstanding amount.

I suggest to call this number back to organise payment
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