Warning: Phishing Scam From ATO Email Address

ATO phishing scam

Warning: Do not open emails titled ‘Tax Agent Report – Delayed Tax Return’

This email contains malware and comes from an email address

The ATO has reported that their email extension is being used in a phishing scam. Be wary of emails from:

  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Australian Taxation Office –

If you have received this email please do not open the attachment as it contains malware that can damage your computer. Delete the email immediately.

The ATO will be announcing a new email address next year to from which send out ‘Tax Agent Report – Delayed Tax Return’ and ‘Lodgement Program Performance Summary’ emails.

View the ATO warning on their website

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