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    Dodgy ATO email?

    Has anyone else received one of these? Im guessing its all fake..it looks real though.. =/

    Tax return for individuals - 2011

    2010 - 2011 Recalculation of you tax refund

    After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of AU$ 568.24

    Complete the individual tax return form attached to this message. After completing the form print the form by clicking the SUBMIT FORM button on the form and mail the form to our head office.

    Our head office address can be found on our website at Australian Taxation Office Homepage

    Sincerely,

    Australian Taxation Office
    Canberra
    Ground floor, Ethos House
    28-36 Ainslie Avenue
    Civic Square ACT 2600


    Below that was an online form, asking for all my details, bank account etc,,,sooo dodgy!
    "So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause."

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    I doubt the ATO would email...most likely send a letter out.

    I would just give them a call and confirm it though.

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    And wth is "fiscal activity?"
    "So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause."

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    Sounds dodge to me, give the ATO a call.
    I'm OK

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    The ATO is apparently aware of it, and it is definitely a scam, so dont give them any details!

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    definitely a scam, they want your personal details and steal your identity.
    the only email the ato ever send out is the one to remind you to do your tax return. if the ato wanted to give you back more money (which doesnt make sense) they'd put it straight into your account.

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    Thanks all..i didnt think theyd email asking for details like that. Usually theyd call.
    I wonder how many people they get with that scam..
    "So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause."

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    never send your account details to an unsolicited email!
    TAX REFUND ID NUMBER: 381716209 Scammers and Phishers

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    I have had a few of these they are a scam Iam getting $1200 and I dont even put a return in ITS AMAZING LOL
    The most dangerous snake is ? The one that just bit you !

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