• 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
  • Shane
    September 22, 2020
    Nuisance call
    Australia
    Caller: Tax scammer

    Tax scammer
  • Anonymous
    September 7, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Used off ATO website

    Was scammed so wanted to call ATO website, this number came up and looked legit but it is a SCAM. DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER.
  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    If I call this number, is it genuine ato number or scammers number?
  • Anonymous
    March 3, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Bill Callis from ATO

    The caller spoke slowly and clearly claiming to be from the ATO he gave me an option of calling his direct number or this number 1800 008 540 and stated I should call it straight away
    He provided a reference number not so different to another noted below, any way I found this forum and decided to give it a miss.
  • Thai
    November 19, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Hasan Iqbal

    I just got called from ATO just like the rest, lucky I asked to verify and again they gave me the 1800 number. I was almost going to give them my details.. it all sounded so real - but then again - that's what Scammers do!!!
  • Joy
    November 6, 2019
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    Caller: Alison Angelo

    Said she was from the Lodgement Team in Gosford. Would not say why the A.T.O. wanted my tax file number. I also refused to give my d.o.b. When I said I don't remember my tfn she gave a number to ring and find out. Told her I don't lodge a tax return as I am an old pensioner. I also told her I am not so stupid as to give personal details over the phone as this call could be a scam.
  • 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

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