New AFP Traffic Infringement Scam

by| admin| 12 October 2017| Tax News

Fake emails claiming to be traffic infringement notices from the Australian Federal Police, contain a link to the notice that can steal your financial details if you click on it.

These widely circulated fake emails look convincing at first glance, but the subject line ‘Your info about violation is now public’ does not sound official.

Clues that this is a scam email include that it is not personally addressed, there are no details about your number plate or the offence, and the fine includes cents.

In addition, there is nothing in the email that relates to your personal information now being public, only some fake details about the traffic infringement.

There have been numerous similar scam emails in circulation over recent weeks with variations on the ‘notice’ theme.

If the ‘notice’ is downloaded onto your computer, it may install financial Trojan malware that can steal your banking credentials and empty your account.

What to do if you receive one of these scam emails.

If you receive fake emails like these, delete them immediately. Never click on links or open attachments in an email unless you are sure of the sender.

More information

Watch our videos presented by Marc Fennell on the simple steps you can take to stay safe online. Make sure to share them with your family and friends.

To find out how to protect yourself from ransomware, go to Stay Smart Online.

NO MORE PAPER ACTIVITY STATEMENTS!!!

by| admin| 30 june 2014| Tax News

Do you lodge your own business activity statement (BAS) via the Business Portal, Electronic Commerce interface (ECI) or Standard Business Reporting (SBR) but receive paper activity statements each period?

The Australian Taxation Office have notified us that from 1st July 2014 they will no longer send out paper activity statements if you use one of the above services to lodge your Business/Instalment Activity Statements.

Contact one of our offices to ensure that your email address is up to date with the ATO so you don’t miss any information via email notifying you of your lodgement requirements each MONTH or QUARTER. For more information contact one of our offices 13000 4 QTAX and speak to one of our consultants.

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