Online fraud is extremely prevalent during tax time, but the risk of losing your hard earned dollars to Cybercriminals can be lessened by taking steps to ensure you’re protected…and using common sense.

Firstly, install internet security software on your devices and make regular backups of your data.

Security Experts warn that email, text or social media messages that appear to be from the ATO should be treated with caution….especially if they ask you for information such as your tax file number.

You can also report suspected scam email by forwarding them to

You can also stay up to date with the latest online scams at