Govt acts to expose ATO scam callers – Telco/ISP

The Govt claims to have “comprehensively disrupted” scammers pretending to be from the Australian Taxation Business by way of a know-how trial operate in collaboration with telcos.

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher explained the ATO gained around 107,000 studies from the neighborhood of impersonation cons in 2019 by itself.

The rip-off phone calls appeared to appear from genuine – and broadly publicised – telephone numbers typically employed by Australians seeking to contact the tax office.

The scammers employed program “to mislead the caller line identification CLI know-how … of most mobile phones and fashionable mounted line phones,” the Govt explained.


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