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Australians Told to Beware of Fake ATO Social Media Accounts

Australians need to be vigilant against scammers on social media posing as customer service support agents for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the government warns.
Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones said Australians were being tricked into giving out personal information and money to scammers posing as ATO workers on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
The scam targets people who reach out to the ATO with questions or complaints through public comments online.
Then with a fake ATO profile, the scammer makes direct contact while offering to help resolve their complaint or follow up with their request.
After gaining their trust, the victim will be diverted to a direct messaging or SMS service and asked to click a link and provide personal details….

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